Henry George COLLINS

25th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 3699.

Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War,

 29 July 1916, Pozieres, France

Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1883 at London, England.

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Marital Status: Single.

Education: The Modern School, East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

Occupation: Clerk.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 1 September 1915 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: St. Kilda, Sydney Street, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

3 January 1916 with 25th  Battalion,

8th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship A55 "Kyarra".

Cause of Death: Died of Wounds while Prisoner of War on 29 July 1916 while serving with

25th  Battalion at Pozieres, France at the age of

33 years.

Burial place: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Sister, Miss Dorothy Gwendoline Collins, Rotherwood, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England.

Religion: Church of England.

Henry Collins was shot under the heart and was taken prisoner after attacking a German trench near the windmill at Pozieres.  He later died of his wounds.


Commemorative Details


Panel 104,  Australian War Memorial;

Australian National Memorial, Villers-Brettoneux, France;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.  


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