Albert Edward Collins

Name

Albert Edward Collins

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/09/1915
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
14469
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LOOS MEMORIAL
Panel 41
France

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in 1894 in Eastbourne, Sussex to George and Rosina Collins. 1911 Census: living with family at Princess of Wales Public House, Weston and working as a farm labourer.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hitchin. Edward was posted as missing following an order to quit their line and advance, following the Yorkshire and Wiltshire Regiments up Gordon and Chapel Alleys (trench names).

Additional Information

War gratuity of £3. 10s awarded to mother Rosina. Brother to William Collins also named on the memorial who died in 1917. Another brother, Henry George, was badly injured. He suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and his right arm was amputated. He died in 1923 of pulmonary tuberculosis at the County tuberculosis sanatorium in Ware, aged 28.

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer