Alfred James COLLINS

COLLINS, Alfred James

Service Number: 368
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 10 October 1895
Home Town: Stanley, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No.2 Outpost Cemetery
Special Memorial, Grave 19 Headstone inscription reads: Lead kindly light lead Thou me on, No 2 Outpost Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth Shire WW1 Honour Roll, Beechworth War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 368, Enlisted at Seymour, Victoria
30 Sep 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, Prior to embarkation
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Corporal, 368, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Corporal, 368, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
31 Dec 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, Promoted while overseas in London, England
25 Apr 1915: Involvement 368, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Cornelius William and Emma Theresa Collind of 'Trewalla', Stanley, Victoria

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

Also served in the Citizen Forces and the Senior Cadets

Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Informant states that casualty was on board the Transport “Galeka” and went into the boat with Alexander, Dunstan and Junier who were all drowned under the same circumstances as far as the informant knows, as he did not see them again. Informant states that B.Coy of the 7th Battalion had six boat loads set out from the “Galeka” and that only three and a half of these landed. One boat was actually sunk with all on board killed and wounded. 1004 Corporal Joseph Carlile 7th Bn. AIF.