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Harold Emanuel Collins

Born:
25 Nisan 5652 (22 April 1892)
Died:
13 Shevat 5752 (18 January 1992)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COL1383
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
25 Nisan 5652 (22 April 1892)
Place of birth:
Sydney

Death

Date of death:
13 Shevat 5752 (18 January 1992)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Sydney
Cause of death:
Old age
Burial place:
Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney NSW

Places

Other Organisations

Name:
New South Wales Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen (NAJEX)
Significance:
Founding member
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Australia’s oldest Jewish Gallipoli veteran

He lived until just a few months before his 100th Birthday

Extract from Harold's diary , 25 May 1915

“I saw a terrible sight today. A submarine sank HMS triumph… I have seen dead men lying about by the hundred, have seen men’s arms and legs torn off, but nothing has made me feel like crying as I did when I saw that stately and majestic battleship go down.”

Family

Spouse

Ettie Mlody (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Collins

Siblings

Adelaide Collins (female)
Elise Collins (female)
Louise Collins (female)
Solomon Collins (male)
Claude Collins (male)
Esther Collins (female)
Marjorie Collins (female)
Phoebe Collins (female)
John Collins "Jack" (male)

Parents

Father: Solomon George Collins (male)
Mother: Jane Hart (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Australian Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
15 September 1914
Date discharged/death:
1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Warrant Officer
Assignments
Regiment:
Australian Imperial Forces
Battalion/unit:
55th Battalion
Campaigns:
Gallipoli
Regiment:
Australian Flying Corp
Medals:
Somme Medal
Albert Medal
Croix Combattant de L'Europe
Meritorious Service Medal

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Photographer

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