2459 Collins F.


Fredrick Collins was born in 8th July 1891. He enlisted to join World War One at Bonus Downs /Douries, Mitchell Queensland at the age of 25 ½ years old on the 25th June 1917 and was appointed to the 20/11th Light Horse on 15th December 1917 at Rifle Range Camp, A.I.F. Enoggera.

Fred was single man who was a stock and station hand from Crystalbrook, Mitchell,. Fred enrolled with his brother Edward Collins.  Their mother was Dinah Collins  and they had a sister Elire Collins.  Fredrick's mother Mrs Daniel Collins / Dinah Collins was sent three shillings from her son's pay a day via Mrs H.C. Longhman at Mitchell Queensland,

Fredrick 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.

Other Source: Peter Read (1988) A hundred years war : the Wiradjuri people and the state; Sydney : Australian National University Press (1988).  On page 49 has a small passage concerning Fredrick and the discussion on the decline of the Wiradjuri language.  "Fred Collins born at Gundagai in 1910 and reared at Brungle said that he never heard Wiradjuri spoken in his time.  This book is available at the State Library of Queensland Level 3 (G 305.899150944 1988 ) and Level 4 (J 305.8 rea)

Image:  'Frederick 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.  If this is your family member then please contact Wantima to obtain more information and hopefully provide a more accurate account of Fredrick's life.

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