George Henry COLLINS

COLLINS, George Henry

Service Number: 6064
Enlisted: 2 October 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Albany, Western Australia, 1887
Home Town: Borrika, Karoonda East Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive engine driver
Died: Killed in Action, Noreuil, France, 3 May 1917
Cemetery: Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy
Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 9, Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Karoonda Borrika District WW1 Honour Board, Karoonda District Roll of Honor, Karoonda Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6064, 27th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6064, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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His brother 6065 Private Norman Russell Collins of the 27th Battalion was killed in action on 3 May 1917

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 - 1931) Saturday 7 July 1917  


COLLINS.— Killed in action in France on May 3, Private G. H. Collins and Private N. R Collins, sons, of Mr. and Mrs. R. Collins, of Borrika.

Under the flag with the five-starred cross,

The pride of the Southern sea.

They laid down their lives in the deadly strife,

To keep Australia free.

In a soldier's grave they lay sleeping,

Two of earth's bravest and best; 

In our hearts we shall miss them for ever, 

Though we know they are only at rest.  

—Inserted by their loving parents and sisters. (