Private Frederick Clive Collins

Service number 4171
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Surrey, Godalming
Death Date 1916-07-25
Death Place France
Also known as Fred Collins
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Frederick Clive Collins (4171, 11th Battalion) was born in Godalming, England and moved to Australia at the age of 14. He was 15 years 4 months when he enlisted. Fred was killed in action near Pozieres on 25 July 1916 at the age of 16 years 2 months. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. Fred's father Private Lewis Frank Collins served in the 48th Battalion and died in January 1918 as a result of wounds received at Mouquet Farm near Pozieres in August 1916. Fred’s brother Driver Frank Collins served in the 16th Battalion and was also wounded near Pozieres in August 1916.



Date of enlistment 11 September 1915
Date of embarkation 17 January 1916
Date of death 25 July 1916
Date of fate 25 July 1916