Thomas Patrick COLLINS


COLLINS, Thomas Patrick

Service Number: 1250
Enlisted: 12 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 18 January 1890
Home Town: Peterborough (Formerly Petersburg), South Australia
Schooling: Yongala Public School
Occupation: Loco Shunter, South Australian Railways
Died: Wounds, Egyptian Government Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 29 May 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row E, Grave No. 143, Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Peterborough 'LOCO' S.A.R. Roll of Honor, Peterborough St Anacletus Catholic Church Honour Board WW1, Yongala Roll of Honour, Yongala War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Enlisted
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1250, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1250, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières


The Register (Adelaide, SA: 1901 - 1929) Monday 14 June 1915
Pte. T. P. Collins, who died at the Egyptian Government Hospital, Alexandria, on May 31, as the result of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles, was the second son of Mr. Maurice Collins, of Yongala. He was born at Adelaide 24 years ago last January, and at the age of nine months removed with his parents to Yongala, where he received his education at the public school. He was for some time employed at the Yongala Butter Factory. Later he joined the Railway Department as a junior porter, and at the age of 21 years he was transferred to the Loco. Department at Petersburg, where he was engaged when he enlisted for the war.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Monday 14 June 1915
Private T. P. Collins (died of wounds) was the second of Mr. M. Collins, of Yongala. Before enlisting he was connected with the S.A. railways for a number of year, having been stationed at Port Adelaide, Oodla Wirra, and lately at Petersburg, where he was widely known. He took great interest in sport, and was a prominent member of the ''Burgs" Football Club. Private Collins spent the twenty-fourth anniversary of his birthday in camp at Broadmeadows.

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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal