|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
|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|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/222|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Collins, William (Chief Petty Officer, b.1875 - d.1915)
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.
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.