Ernest Alfred COLLINS

Birthplace
Pittsworth
Resided
Plainby
Occupation
Orchard Hand
Enlisted
25-September-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
4111
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements
Embarked
28-March-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
August 1917
Notes

Brother of 1435 Lance Corporal John Henry Collins.

 

Ernest Collins arrived in France in July 1916. In March 1917, while at a rest camp at Vaulx he was accidently shot, causing a compound fracture of his left leg. He was admitted to London’s Bethnal Green Military Hospital. After four months he returned to Australia in August, aged 21.

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