Archibald Claude COLLINS


COLLINS, Archibald Claude

Service Number: 1073
Enlisted: 15 April 1915, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: New Norfolk, Tasmania, 1895
Home Town: New Norfolk, Derwent Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Tasmania
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 July 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row E, Grave 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1073, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1073, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1073, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
30 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1073, 26th Infantry Battalion, Embarked for a second time follow return to Australia for change
21 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 26th Battalion to the 12th Battalion in the field
24 Jul 1918: Involvement Private, SN 1073, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Sarah Collins of New Norfolk, Tasmania; husband of Eva Annie Collins of Hobart.

9 January 1916 - returned to Australia for change on board HT Palarmo

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