Alexander Edward COLLINS

COLLINS, Alexander Edward

Service Number: 2884
Enlisted: 13 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warrnambool, Victoria, 7 March 1886
Home Town: Warrnambool, Warrnambool, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Groom
Died: Natural Causes (sudden), Williamstown, Victoria, 5 January 1944, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Williamstown (General) Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2884, 29th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2884, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2884, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
26 Feb 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2884, 29th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"MR. A. E. COLLINS.

Mr. Alexander Edward Collins, a resident of 85 Pascoe-st., died suddenly on Tuesday morning, at his residence. He was born at Warrnambool 56 years ago, and saw service in the last Great War with the 29th Batt., A.I.F. The funeral, private, took place on Wednesday afternoon, leaving E. W. Jackson's funeral chapel for interment in the local cemetery. The coffin, covered with the Union Jack, on which was placed a laurel wreath, was carried to the grave by the returned comrades. The Rev. L. M. Thompson held a service in the chapel and officiated at the cemetery." - from the Williamstown Chronicle 14 Jan 1944 (nla.gov.au)

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