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Richard Herbert Collins

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Collins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3961 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1892 Public - Gina - Researcher - 14 July 2019 - Birth Death Marriages
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand. birth bdm 1892/923, Public - Gina - Researcher - 14 July 2019 - Birth Death Marriages
  • Birth notes
    Parents Helen Mary Ann nee Slade and Albert Horace Collins. Helen is buried Birkenhead Cemetery Public - Gina - Researcher - 14 July 2019 - Birth Death Marriages. Online Auckland council cemetery records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Collins (mother), 131 Wellington Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Richards siblings were Alberton Henry Collins, Ella Lavada Collins, Eva Ruth Collins, Marian Frances Collins, Robert Edward Collins, Laurie Edwin Collins, Laura Amy Collins, Flora May Collins, William Public - Gina - Researcher - 14 July 2019 - Birth Death Marriages


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3961 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Driver/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Richard Collins was the son of Alberton H. and Helen M. A. Collins, of Glenfield Rd., Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Richard's mother Helen Collins is buried at Birkenhead Cemetery, Eskdale Rd, Glenfield, Anglican Section, Block 1, plot 150. Unsure where Richard's father is buried. Remembering the struggles of raising many children in a time where there was no government financial assistance, the Collins family suffered financial strain as several children were noted as being in the Auckland Industrial School per newspaper article LAW AND POLICE. New Zealand Herald, Volume XL, Issue 12305, 24 June 1903. Maintenance Cases: Alberton Horace Collins was ordered to pay 5s a week towards the support of each of his two children, who are inmates of the Auckland Industrial School. Another article indicates some the Collins children not attending school, LAW AND POLICE.
      New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVI, Issue 11070, 23 May 1899. Public - Gina - Researcher - 14 July 2019 - National Library newspaper articles via Paperspast online
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About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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06 May 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
14 July 2019GinaMOUNT WELLINGTON, 1062, AUCKLANDResearcher
04 October 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher

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