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2424 Collins E.

EDWARD COLLINS -  2424 (Q20361)

Edward Collins was a 21 year old station hand from Crystalbrook, Tomoo at Mitchell, Queensland, later in his records it is mentioned that his birthplace as Mungallagah Queensland in 1895.

Edward enlistment at Mitchell Queensland on the 25th June 1917.  Soon after he was appointed to the 20/11th Light Horse on 15th December 1917 at Rifle Range Camp, A.I.F. Enoggera.

Edward Collins was a single man who sent three shillings a day to his mother Mrs Dinah/ Diana Collins (mother) Elsie Collins (Sister), Co Mrs Mrs Longhman “Rutland” Mitchel, Queensland for and behalf of his mother.  Edward enlisted with his brother Fred Collins. 

Edward Collins was discharged on the 29th September 1919. Edward lost his discharge certificate while droving cattle in 1956, so he contacted the Broken Hill R.S.L. for assistance in acquiring new ones. He was a residence of Broken Hill in 1956.  A letter is attached stating that Edward died on the 16 June, 1964. Embarked from Sydney on the Ulysses on 19th December 1917 for Suez then Moascar. Embark the HT “Morvada” for Australia on the 20 July 1919 at Kanara Egypt and arriving in Australia on the 30th of August 1919.

Image : 'Edward Collins'  (1917, August 11). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), p. 27. Retrieved February 24, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2363415

Information provided by the National Australian Archives online WW1 records

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