Collins, William (Chief Petty Officer, b.1875 - d.1915)

Accession Number 1DRL/0208
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Collins, William
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Rabaul Area, Rabaul, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1928; 1914
Access Open
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Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of Chief Petty Officer William Collins, HMAS Berrima and HMAS Una, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF), New Guinea and New Britain, 1914. Collection includes letters written home to family members in Greenwich, England.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Served with HMAS Berrima, RAN. Served with HMAS Una. Died 21 May 1915, as a result of a fall in German New Guinea. Lived in Sydney, born in England?, educated Christ Church School Greenwich, England; joined the British Navy and later transferred to the Royal Australian Navy.