Leslie Thomas Ralph COLLINS

COLLINS, Leslie Thomas Ralph

Service Number: 9510
Enlisted: 30 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Ashton, South Australia, 10 March 1896
Home Town: Ashton, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Basket Range Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Broncho-pneumonia, France, 29 December 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Basket Range WW1 Memorial, Norton Summit Uraidla Methodist Sunday School Roll of Honor, Summertown Cemetery Memorial Arch Gates, Uraidla & Districts Roll of Honour 1, Uraidla War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 9510, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 9510, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Adelaide, South Australia
22 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, 9510, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Melbourne

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NOTE: Enlisted (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)Embarked (www.awm.gov.au) and served overseas under the name 'Leslie Collins', full name was actually 'Leslie Thomas Ralph Collins'.



Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Collins, of Basket Range, have received news that their eldest son, Driver Leslie Thomas Ralph Collins, died of pneumonia on December 29 in France. Driver Collins enlisted from Basket Range in August, 1915, and proceeded to Melbourne and trained with the Field Artillery. He left for Egypt in November the same year, and left Egypt for France with the first Australian troops. He saw service in both Belgium and France. For his manliness he was held in high esteem, and great sympathy is felt for his parents and family. The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) Friday 26 January 1917 (trove.nla.gov.au)