Harry Gautlett COLLINS

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COLLINS, Harry Gautlett

Service Number: 2311
Enlisted: 25 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wayville, South Australia, March 1884
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Died of Illness, France, 30 October 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot XV, Row BB, Grave No. 5
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Henley Beach Council Fallen WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW1 Service Roll
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World War 1 Service

25 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2311, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2311, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2311, 32nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Outer Harbor
12 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Francheska Sison

Harry Gautlett Collins was born in March 1884 (the day of his birthday is unknown) Wayville, South Australia. During his younger years, he grew up living with his parents Elizabeth Collins and Edmund Collins at Henley Beach, South Australia. He was educated at Prince Alfred College. His first occupation was an accountant. He inspected financial accounts. Harry's relationship status was single for his whole life, he was not espoused or engaged.

Harry Gautlett Collins was enlisted on 25th October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia.

Summary of Service events

Harry Gautlett Collins unit was the 48th Infantry Battalion was raised in 1916 for service during World War I and taking part of the fights in the trenches of the Western Front.

25 October 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2311, Adelaide, South Australia.

9 March 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2311, 32nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolio, Outer Harbor

9 March 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2311, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1

12 March 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion

Memorials

Australian War Memorial - Roll of Honour, Henley Beach

Honour Board - The Fallen of WW1 and 2, Henley Beach WW1 Honour Roll

Harry Gautlett Collins was awarded:

- British War Medal

- Victory Medal

Harry Gautlett Collines died at the age of 34 as he died of illness/disease in Amiens, France. The place of his burial is at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetary (Plot XV, Row BB, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France.

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