Richard Albert COLLINSON

COLLINSON, Richard Albert

Service Number: 275
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Richmond, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1871
Home Town: Richmond (V), Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: South Melbourne State School, Victoria
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Helles Memorial, Cape Helles, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial, Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, 275, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Richmond, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Corporal, 275, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Corporal, 275, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
28 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 6th Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
8 May 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 275, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of M.A. Collinson and Edith Collinson.

Husband of Catherine Collinson of 31 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria formerly of Church Street, Melbourne

Father of Violet May Collinson,  James Samuel Collinson and George Edward Victor Collinson

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

Served his apprenticeship with Phoenix Foundry of Ballarat, Victoria