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WILLIAM EDWARD COLLINS

COLLINS, WILLIAM EDWARD


RANK:  2nd LIEUTENANT        SERIAL NO:  23109

UNIT:     4th BATTALION 3rd

BORN:    26/06/1882  -  PALMERSTON NORTH,  NEW ZEALAND

DIED:    07/06/1917          

PLACE:  IN THE FIELD, BELGIUM (MESSINES)

SINGLE:        RELIGION:   ANGLICAN

WIFE:    N/A
    
PARENTS:   MRS Maria SEBLEY, (mother), PORANGAHAU

SIBLINGS:  

NEXT OF KIN: MRS J.R. SEBLEY (mother), PORANGAHAU

OCCUPATION: STOCK AGENT

EMPLOYER:  ABRAHAM AND WILLLIAMS

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  PAHIATUA

HEIGHT:  5’ 10”        WEIGHT:    174lb.     CHEST: 38½”

COMP:   FAIR    EYES:    BROWN/GREY    HAIR:    BROWN

EDUCATION:  

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  
            

ENLISTED:                     DATE:  07/09/1915

MAIN BODY:            REINFORCEMENT:  14th

MILITARY RECORD:
11/09/1915.  POSTED AS PRIVATE. 
17/09/1915.  POSTED CORPORAL ‘B’ COMPANY 3rd BATTALION.
31/10/1915.  PROMOTED TO SERGEANT. 
29/01/1916.  APPOINTED 2nd LIEUTENANT.
28/05/1916.  LEFT N.Z. FOR ENGLAND ON ‘TOFUA’.
27/07/1916.  ARRIVED  DEVONPORT (U.K.) WITH 14th REINFORCEMENTS
        POSTED ‘D’ COY. RESERVE BTN. 3rd  N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE.
04/10/1916.  PROCEEDED TO FRANCE (‘SLING’).
21/10/1916.  MARCHED INTO HEADQUARTERS POSTED TO ‘C’ COY. 
        4th BATTALION 3rd N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE.
27/10/1916.  JOINED BATTALION, POSTED TO ‘C’ COY.
31/12/1916.  TRANSFERRED TO ‘D’ COY.
07/06/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, MESSINES, BELGIUM.
 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.