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Thomas Collins

In memory of:

Sergeant Thomas Collins

December 2, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

7589

Age:

43

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

2nd Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

November 7, 1874
St. John's Wood, Middlesex, England

Enlistment:

September 22, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Alfred and Emily Thomas. Brother of Mrs. E. Mitchell. He was single and listed his civilian occupation as linesman. He served 12 years with the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Commemorated on Page 218 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MONTREAL (NOTRE DAME DES NEIGES) CEMETERY
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

P. 800. S. M. G. 8585.

Location:

Montreal (Notre Dame des Nieges) Cemetery adjoins the Mount Royal Cemetery, in Montreal, Québec, and a War Cross is erected on the dividing line. Access by car via Highway 15 (Decarie) south, and take the exit for Queen Mary Road. Follow signs for Cote des Neiges Road south. The entrance to the cemetery is on the left hand side of this road. During both wars, Montreal was the headquarters of No. 4 Military District. The city had seven military hospitals with more than 900 beds during the First and Second World Wars. The Royal Air Force Ferry Command had its headquarters at Dorval Airport and there was a Royal Air Force Station at St.Hubert. Some graves cannot be individually marked and are commemorated on a bronze plaque fixed to the Cross of Sacrifice.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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