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Robert Walter Gordon Collins

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Walter Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Collins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Surveyor/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
    Severley wounded on left forearm at Ottoshoop AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eldest son of Colonel Collins.

    Husband of Olive Mary (nee Beck).

    He was recipient of Imperial commission to the Oxfordshire Light Infantry but unable to accept this because of his War injury

    Posted to the Reserves of Officers

    His marriage to Olive Mary Beck on the 26 December 1904 was reported in the New Zealand Free Lance (Volume IV, Issue 188, 2 January 1904, p. 8). The newley weds were to reside in 'their new house "Ottoshoop", Newtown', Wellington AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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