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Ernest Collins

In memory of:

Private Ernest Collins

August 27, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

145412

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

87th Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 69 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY (ENCLOSURE 4)
Belgium

Grave Reference:

Enclosure No.4 I. T. 9.

Location:

BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY ENCLOSURE NO.4 is located 2.5 Km south of Ieper town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N365), the road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left hand side of the Rijselseweg.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of ERNEST COLLINS– Pte. Ernest Edgar Collins
  • Graves registration form– From the Commonwealth War Graves archives
  • Graves registration form– From the Commonwealth War Graves archives
  • Attestation Paper
  • Attestation Paper
  • Diary– The death of Private ERNEST COLLINS is noted in this excerpt from the War Diary of the 87th Canadian Infantry Battalion.  Although the date is given as August 26th, Private Collins is recorded at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial to have died on August 27th.  The Battalion arrived at Havre, France, from Bramshott Camp in England via Southampton, on the steamer Archangel, on August 15th, 1916 and deployed to the trenches on August 24th.  Private Collins appears to have been the first member of the battalion to have been killed in action.  The other soldiers mentioned in the excerpt survived the War.


Source: War diaries - 87th Canadian Infantry Battalion
War Diaries of the First World War
Library and Archives Canada
August 1916 Page 4 of collection.







The death of Private ERNEST COLLINS is noted in this excerpt from the War Diary of the 87th Canadian Infantry Battalion.  Although the date is given as August 26th, Private Collins is recorded at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial to have died on August 27th.  The Battalion arrived at Havre, France, from Bramshott Camp in England via Southampton, on the steamer Archangel, on August 15th, 1916 and deployed to the trenches on August 24th.  Private Collins appears to have been the first member of the battalion to have been killed in action.  The other soldiers mentioned in the excerpt survived the War.


Source: War diaries - 87th Canadian Infantry Battalion
War Diaries of the First World War
Library and Archives Canada
August 1916 Page 4 of collection.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CLEAL TO CONNOLLY.  Microform Sequence 21; Volume Number 31829_B016730. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165.  Page 939 of 1384.
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave Marker

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