Born: 1914, Walton, Suffolk.

Died: 29th June 1940; age: 26

Residence: 23, Brockley Crescent, Ipswich.

Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserves, H.M.S.’Willamette Valley.’


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Ethel M. Collins; husband of May Frances Collins, of Ipswich.


Father: George Collins, born 1890, Exning, Suffolk.

Mother: Ethel May Collins (nee Clark), born 1889, Ipswich.


1936 Employment:

Douglas was on board S.S.’Yarraville’ arriving at San Francisco, California on the 29th August 1936, from the Port of Townsville, Queensland. Master – Hugh MacKinnon. Douglas was 22 years old, he was a 3rd Mate with 6 years of service. He could read & write, and was 5ft 11ins in height.


In 1938, Ipswich, Douglas married May Frances Hare, born 1916, Ipswich.


Probate to May Frances Collins – widow.

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