Felix Sydney John  Collins

Felix Sydney John Collins

Male 1894 - 1945  (50 years)

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  • Name Felix Sydney John Collins 
    Nickname Sid 
    Born 9 Jun 1894  Grahamstown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Felix S J Collins
      Birth Date: 1894
      Father's Name: William R J B Collins
      Mother's name: Mary
      Birth Place: New South Wales
      Registration Year: 1894
      Registration Place: Adelong, New South Wales
      Registration Number: 3462
      (New South wales Historical Birth Index 1788-1913)

      RSL Virtual War Memorial
      COLLINS, Sidney
      Service Number: 970
      Last Rank: Private
      Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
      World War 1 Service
      22 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 970, 9th Light Horse Regiment
      22 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 970, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Afric, Melbourne

      Sidney Collins

      Rank:
      Trooper
      Service number:
      970
      Unit:
      9th Light Horse Regiment
      Location:
      Damascus, Syria
      Rafah, Egypt
      Eyewitness to:
      Garnet M DeLanty
      Packet number:
      7375
      SLSA record number:
      SRG 76/1/7375

    Gender Male 
    Military Service 16 Oct 1914-17 Jul 1919  Astralian Army Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sidney COLLINS
    Regimental number 970
    Religion Roman Catholic
    Occupation Labourer
    Address 22 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales
    Marital status Single
    Age at embarkation 20
    Next of kin Mrs. P. McDougall, 22 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales
    Enlistment date 16 October 1914
    Rank on enlistment Private
    Unit name 9th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/14/2
    Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 22 May 1915
    Rank from Nominal Roll Private
    Unit from Nominal Roll 9th Light Horse Regiment
    Fate Returned to Australia 17 July 1919
    (The AIF Project)

    Embarked to join the Middle East Forces on 22nd. May 1915. Arrived at Gallipoli on 5th. Aug 1915.
    Sent to Walker's Ridge, from there to Hill 60, about 4 miles to the north.

    Sidney was wounded by a bomb on the 27th Aug 1915 at Hill 60, Gallipoli, in the chest and right hand, arm and thigh.

    Wounded In Action
    970 Private Sidney COLLINS, 6th Reinforcements taken on strength with "C" Squadron Wounded in Action, 27 August 1915.

    He was left on the field for dead, but was found at night by his mates. He was sent to the 16th. Casualty Clearing Station Anzac (no date), then transferred to a hospital ship to London on 30 Aug 1915. (Hospital Ship Hunts Green).
    He was admitted to the Military Hospital, Endill Street, W.C. London on 16th. Sep 1915.

    On the 3rd. Jan 1916, he was fined 1 pound damages for stealing and damaging a bicycle.

    He departed from Weymouth, on 21st Jun 1916 and arrived in Egypt on 1st Jul 1916 and rejoined the Middle East Forces in Egypt. He returned to duty on 8 Jul 1916 at Tel-El-Keber.

    On the 12 Aug 1916 he was transferred to the 9th. Light Horse, from the 3rd. Light Horse, T.R.A.

    On 18th. Sep 1916, Sydney was in hospital with a foot complaint and Malaria. He was discharged form hospital on the 4th. Oct 1916 and returned to duty.
    5th. Oct 1916 he was with the, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, with the 9th. Light Horse.

    He was admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassi,on 14 May 1917 with injuries to the hands and feet and discharged on 16 May 1917.

    He was sent to the 3rd. L.H. Training Regiment, Mascar, Egypt, on the 15th. May 1917

    From there he was once again transferred to the 9th. Light Horse Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Sinai,
    on the 2nd. Jun 1917.

    On the 2nd. Jul 1917 he was fined 10 days pay for the loss of a bridle by letting his horse go astray. Fined 3 pounds, 5 shillings and 10 pence.

    He was then sent to the Railway Construction for instruction.

    On the 20th. Sep 1917 he was returned to the 9th. Light horse, E.E. F.

    He was injured on the 31 Oct 1917 by his horse which fell on him.

    He was once again injured in action the 1st of Nov 1917 and admitted to the Australian General Hospital, Abbassi, on the 4th. Nov 1917. Discharged from hospital on the 16 Nov 1917, he was returned to the 3rd. Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar.

    20th. Nov 1917. 10 days close confinement for A.W.L. from 8.30 am. on the 17th. Nov 1917 to 2 pm. 18 th. Nov 1817. He forfeited 2 days pay.

    6th. Dec 1917 was transferred to the 9th. Light Horse, E.E.F.

    Fined 3 pounds 10 shillings for being absent from parade on the 22nd Feb 1918.

    Admitted again to hospital 27th. Feb 1818 and discharged on the 3rd mar 1918 and joined the 9th. Light horse Regiment.

    11 Mar 1918
    Court Marshall at Del-El-Belah
    He used insurbordinate language to his Superior Officer.

    8 Jun 1918, transferred to the 3rd. Training Regiment, Moascar.

    17 Jun 1918, transferred to the 9th, Regiment, Moascar.

    25 Jul 1918, admitted to the 31st. General Hospital, Cairo.

    9 Aug 1918, discharged from hospital to the 3rd. Training Depot.

    26 Aug 1918, transferred to the 9th. Light Horse Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
    13 Oct 1918, admitted to hospital.
    29 Oct 1918, admitted to 31st General hospital , Abbessa suffering from Dysentry.
    25 Nov 1918, to Reg. Camp , Moascar
    12 Dec 1918, transferred to the Rest Camp, Port Said.

    Sidney Felix John Collins returned to Australia on the ship Dunbar Castle and was discharged on 8 Nov 1919. 
    Military Service 22 May 1915-8 Nov 1919  First World War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sidney Collins
    Service Number: 970
    Rank: Private
    Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
    Date of embarkation: 1915-05-22
    Place of embarkation: Melbourne
    Ship embarked on: HMAT Afric A19

    Trooper 970
    Sidney Collins, 9th. A. L. H. Regiment

    9th LHR, AIF
    9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Hill 60, Gallipoli
    The Regiment after the Battle of Hill 60
    The following list is of all the men from the 9th LHR (Light Horse Regiment) who took part in the battle at Hill 60 from the afternoon of 27 August 1915 until the following morning. The 9th LHR was already under-strength and the men debilitated, but non the less, were thrown into the battle. The list is constructed from the service records from the men of the 9th LHR with the data specific to that date.

    Wounded In Action
    970 Private Sidney COLLINS, 6th Reinforcements taken on strength with "C" Squadron Wounded in Action, 27 August 1915.

    1918

    Thursday, March 14, 1918
    9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.
    Trooper 970
    Sidney Collins, 9th. A. L. H. Regiment
     
    Military Service WW2 8 Dec 1942-29 Dec 1944  Australian Army Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private
    SIDNEY COLLINS
    W74876
    Service Australian Army
    Date of Birth 9 June 1894
    Place of birth GRAHAMSTOWN, NSW
    Date of Enlistment 8 December 1942
    Locality on Enlistment FITZROY CROSSING, WA
    Place of Enlistment FITZROY CROSSING, WA
    Next of Kin MCDOUGALL, P
    Date of Discharge 29 December 1944
    Posting at Discharge 11 NORTH WEST BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS
    (Australian Government, Department of Veterans' Affairs)
     
    Died 18 Apr 1945  Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sydney Felix John Collins died of Acute Pancreatitis, Pyelonephritis and Myocardial Degeneration.
      His occupation was Station Hand.
      (From his Death Certificate)
    Buried 20 Apr 1945  Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • First Name SYDNEY FELIX JOHN
      Last Name COLLINS
      Aged (Years) 52
      Suburb FITZROY CROSSING
      Date of Death 18/04/1945
      Grave Location KARRAKATTA CEMETERY
      Area or Denomination ROMAN CATHOLIC
      SC Section, 0137 Gravesite
      (Perth Cemetery Search)
    Person ID I13544  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2020 

    Father William Richard John Berringer Collins,   b. 11 Jun 1847, Murrumbidgee River, , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1908, Gundagai Hospital, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary Dunleavy,   b. Abt 1848, Menominee, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1899, Grahamstown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1874  Church of England, Adelong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Certificate Number 02603
      Marriage 7 Sep 1874 in Church of England, Adelong, Gundagai District
      Groom, William Richard John Berringer Collins, Bachelor, residence, Grahamstown, occupation, Drover Bride, Mary Dunleavy, Spinster residence, Bunabuckbuck, occupation, domestic Servant.
      Witnesses were William Jennigs and Annie Jennings.
      The Minister was David Evans Jones.
    Family ID F4722  Group Sheet

    Family Eileen Murray Howell,   b. 22 Dec 1895, 59 Myrtle St., Redfern, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1998, Boyanda Hostel, Lefoes Rd., Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1920  St Barnabas Church of England, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sydney Felix John Collins, Tramway Employee, residence Annandale, was born in Grahamstown, New South Wales. He was the son of William Collins, Miner and Mary Dunleavy (deceased)
      Eileen May Murray, Dressmaker, residence Leichardt was born in Tumut, New South Wales, the daughter of Denis Murray (deceased) and Ellen Howell, Clerk.

      Note
      Eileen was born in Redfern, Sydney

      St Barnabas, Broadway is an Anglican church in the Diocese of Sydney, Australia. The church property is located on Broadway, near the University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney.
      (Wikipedia)
    Children 
     1. Private
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F4721  Group Sheet

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    Felix Sydney John Collins (Sid)
    Felix Sydney John Collins (Sid)
    Born, 9 Jun 1894, Grahamstown, New South Wales, Australia
    Died, 18 Apr 1945, Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
    Buried, Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
    Sidney Collins
    Sidney Collins
    Sidney COLLINS
    Regimental number 970
    Religion Roman Catholic
    Occupation Labourer
    Address 22 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales
    Marital status Single
    Age at embarkation 20
    Next of kin Mrs. P. McDougall, 22 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales
    Enlistment date 16 October 1914
    Rank on enlistment Private
    Unit name 9th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number 10/14/2
    Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 22 May 1915
    Rank from Nominal Roll Private
    Unit from Nominal Roll 9th Light Horse Regiment
    Fate Returned to Australia 17 July 1919
    (The AIF Project)


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