William Collins

Name

William Collins

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
SD/5740
Royal Sussex Regiment
11th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY
D.13
Belgium

UK Memorials

Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in 1898 in Eastbourne, Sussex, youngest son of George and Rosina Collins. 1911 Census: living with family at The Princess of Wales public house, Post Office Row, Weston, Herts and was a schoolboy.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hitchin. Killed in action during the third battle of Ypres.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £5 awarded to father George. Brother to Albert George Collins also named on the memorial. 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 pulmona

Acknowledgments

Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer