Charles William COLLINS

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COLLINS, Charles William

Service Number: 1100
Enlisted: 20 January 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 5 March 1889
Home Town: Wanbi, Karoonda East Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor mechanic
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 29 November 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Embarkation Pier Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Karoonda Wanbi Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1100, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, South Australia
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1100, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1100, 9th Light Horse Regiment, RMS Morea, Adelaide
29 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 1100, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"...1100 Trooper Charles William Collins, 9th Light Horse Regiment, of Wanbi, SA... A farmer and motor mechanic before enlisting on 20 January 1915, Tpr Collins embarked from Adelaide on RMS Morea on 26 August 1915 with the 8th Reinforcements. He was killed in action on Gallipoli on 29 November 1915 at the age of 27." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)