Frank Collins (1899-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COLLINS, FRANK. Private. No S/25158. 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Formerly TR/1/15109 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Huddersfield 1.6.1899. Youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Tom Collins of St. Andrew's Road, Huddersfield. Brother of Edwin Collins, 56 West Street, Lindley. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as an audit clerk by Messrs Armitage and Norton, Chartered Accountants, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment, was living at 9 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.10.1917. Was first attached to the 41st T.R. Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in training at Cambusbarron, Scotland. He was subsequently transferred to the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders and embarked for France on 12.5.1918. Was seriously wounded at La Bassee, 23.5.1918. Admitted to No 6 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 5.6.1918. Buried PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 20.
ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission