Pte. Bernard Collins

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Pte. Bernard Collins

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Timaru, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
Death: April 25, 1915 (21)
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey (World War I: Killed in Action.)
Place of Burial: [Panel 74.], Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Collins and Margaret Collins
Brother of Thomas Joseph Collins and Rfn. Andrew Paul Collins

Occupation: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Find A Grave ID: 56799285
Service No: WWI 6/1264
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About Pte. Bernard Collins

Bernard Collins was born at Timaru in the Canterbury region of New Zealand on 19 November 1893. His parents were Andrew Collins (1861–1939) and Margaret Collins (nee Howe) (1858–1925) who had married at Strabane Canal in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1878. The family emigrated to New Zealand. Bernard signed up to served with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion during World War I. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and is remembered on Panel 72 of the Lone Pine Memorial in Turkey. His brother Andrew served with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion. He was killed in action at Havrincourt in France on 1 September 1918, and buried in Bancourt British Cemetery [I. G. 6.] (bio by Debbie McCauley, 10 June 2022).

Sources

  1. Cenotaph: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/...
  2. New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~sooty/genealogy/nzefrohco-cu.html / Ref 6.4.2021
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Pte. Bernard Collins's Timeline

1893
November 19, 1893
Timaru, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
1915
April 25, 1915
Age 21
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
April 25, 1915
Age 21
Lone Pine Memorial, [Panel 74.], Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey