COLLINS, CHARLES HENRY
Long Service (All Arms except Calvary)
12 years with the Colours.
Name. Charles Collins.
Parish of Guildford
Age. 14 years - 6 months
Trade. Telegraph boy.
2, New buildings,
Walnut Tree Close,
I am quite willing my son should join the
Next of kin –
Henry Collins (Father)
Address. 2, The New Buildings, Walnut Tree
Declaration to be made by a Soldier on
re-engaging to complete 21 years Army Service.
No. 6897 – Rank Corporal.
Name Charles Collins.
Serving with (Corps) The Kings Own
Enlisted 10th October 1901 for a
period of 12 years with the Colours.
24th May 1913.
The Kings Own Regiment of Foot.
Attested Aldershot 10/10/01.
Regt. No. 6897. Collins Charles.
Honest and sober and a very reliable hard
Enlisted at Aldershot 10/10/01
Corps 1st Battalion The Kings
Particulars of Marriage.
No. 6897. Lance Sgt. Charles Henry Collins.
Charles Henry Collins - Bachelor.
Christian name of the woman – Mary Ellen
St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Dover, Kent.
Date 4th April 1914.
Particulars of children. Bertha Olive. Date
Army Pay Office. 15 February 1915.
To Mrs M. Collins, Sidney House, Malvern
If you will forward the birth certificate
of your posthumous child, separation allowance will be paid.
Please attach this letter when forwarding
Casualty Form – Active Service.
Promoted Sgt. 5/8/14.
Died from shell wound, both legs 27/10/14.
Buried in a Kemp? Churchyard Armentieres,
at a place called Le Maroc, 28/10/14.
I sent my child certificate, which I should
have sent before. I have been too ill and had a nervous brake
down since my husband’s death.
Thanking you so much.
Mrs M. Collins. (“brake” not "break"
No. 1 Sydney Terrace,
As the wife of Sgt. C. H. Collins, 6897, B
Coy, 1st Batt. Kings Own, since the Regt. on Active
Service ---- I beg to inform you I have had no money since the
Regt. left Dover, and I am sadly in wait of same --- I am
living at the above address, which you will find me happy to
hear from you.
It looks as though Mary Ellen may have
married again: just readable ---
Widow – Sgt. C. F. Stewart/d 57 Re Fus.
Register Office, Dover 18/6/15.