William James COLLINS

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COLLINS, William James

Service Number: 82
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers
Born: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Marshalltown, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Grovedale State School, Victoria
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Illness - dysentry, 1st General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 16 July 1915
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row M, Grave 50
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 82, 2nd Field Company Engineers, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Sapper, SN 82, 2nd Field Company Engineers
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Sapper, SN 82, 2nd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
9 May 1915: Involvement 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John William and Bridget Collins of Marshall, Victoria

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