Cecil William Collins

Name

Cecil William Collins

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

24/04/1918

Rank, Service Number & Service Details


266649
Bedfordshire Regiment
7th Battalion

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial


Panel 28 and 29.

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Hemel Hempstead Town Memorial Not on the Abbots Langley memorials Not on the Hertford memorials We are not aware of a Nash Mills memorial at the present time

Biography

Cecil is recorded as being born in Hertford and resident in Hemel Hempstead when he enlisted in Hertford.



Cecil Collins was listed in the Absent Voter Records for Abbots Langley in Autumn 1918, Spring 1919 and Autumn 1919. Which is confusing because he died in April 2018. Given that it was not until 6th December 1919 that his effects were authorised to be transferred to his mother Florence, with a note saying "Death accepted", perhaps he was Missing in Action and considered dead until December 1919.



He was initially identified from the Absent Voter Records and was not recorded elsewhere in the Abbots Langley Parish records so any connection to Abbots Langley would see tenuous.



In the Absent Voter Records Alfred was listed serving with the 7th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, and his address was given at Nash Mills, Abbots Langley.

Acknowledgments

Roger Yapp - www.backtothefront.org