William Raymond COLLINS


COLLINS, William Raymond

Service Number: 1563
Enlisted: 19 September 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Trinity College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds - back, Victoria College Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 20 June 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row L, Grave 48 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the loved son of W.M. & brother of E.V & E.M. Collins
Memorials: Kew War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1563, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Gunner, SN 1563, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Gunner, SN 1563, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Maxwell Collins and Fannie Elizabeth Collins of 55 Princess Street, Kew, Victoria

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