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Clifford Luck Collins

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clifford Luck AWMM
  • Surname
    Collins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39763 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Deborah - Other Relative - 28 April 2015 - Marrige certificate
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Deborah - Other Relative - 28 April 2015 - Family papers

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Clifford worked for the Marine Department. Public - Deborah - Other Relative - 28 April 2015 - NZ Gazettes
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Jeanett Collins (mother), 35 Pullen Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jeanett was not his mother, she was his cousin's wife. In fact Clifford did not know his mother's name. Public - Deborah - Other Relative - 28 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    Clifford married Jessie Elliot Blackwell on 16 December 1925. They had two daughters together before Jessie died soon after the second child's birth. Public - Deborah - Other Relative - 28 April 2015 - NZ BDMs from
    Marriage certificate


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 39763 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds an autograph album containing an entry by Collins whilst he was convalescing at No. 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, England, in December 1917. [Ref. MS 2003/82] AWMM
    • Clifford was the son of John James Collins and an unknown mother. His birth entry has never been found but he gave his birth date as 2 July 1897 - place of birth is probably Hawera. Clifford died of scarlet fever on 12 January 1936 leaving his two little girls orphans. they remember him as being a wonderful day. He was a lay preacher and Sunday School teacher in the Anglican Church. A memorial plaque to him is on the wall in his church. he is buried with his beloved wife Jessie in Karori Cemetery. Public - Deborah - Other Relative - 28 April 2015 - Family papers
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About 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



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      55: 7 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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28 April 2015DeborahAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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