Regimental number40894
OccupationFarm labourer
Next of kinWife, Mrs M J S Collins, High Street, Timaru
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on 14 March 1917
Final rankPrivate
Final unit1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 1 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No 12), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Amelia Collins, late of Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand. Wife: Mary Jane Collins, 13 Princes Street, Timaru, New Zealand
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 14