SAMUEL COLLINS

Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

 

Born: 7th October 1892, Westminster, Middlesex.

Baptised: 18th December 1892, at St. John the Baptist Church, Great Marlborough Street, Westminster. Parents: Charlotte & Samuel Collins, a Fireman with the London County Council, family home – the Fire Station, Great Marlborough Street, Westminster.

Died: 5th June 1916; age 24; Killed by mine explosion – Orkney’s.

Occupation: a Butcher.

Enlistment Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire. Signed up for 12 years on the 7th October 1910. Height 5ft 5 1/8ins, fresh complexion, dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

 

Service:

Ganges – Boy 2nd Class – 17th May 1910 – 29th August 1910

Ceasar – Boy 2nd Class – 30th August 1910

Ceasar – Boy 1st Class – 1st September 1910

Ceasar – Ordinary Seaman – 17th November 1910 – 26th January 1911

Jupiter – Ordinary Seaman – 27th January 1911 – 9th February 1911

Eclipse – Ordinary Seaman – 10th February 1911 – 30th October 1911

Roxburgh – Ordinary Seaman -31st October 1911 – 5th December 1911

Hampshire – Ordinary Seaman – 6th December 1911 – 9th January 1912 – 14 days in the Cells.

Hampshire – Ordinary Seaman – 24th January 1912

Hampshire – Able Seaman – 9th September 1912 – 11th January 1913

Egmont – Able Seaman – 12th January 1913 – 7th February 1913

Victory – Able Seaman – 8th February 1913 – 12th March 1913

Excellent – Able Seaman – 13th March 1913 – 28th June 1913

Victory I – Able Seaman – 29th June 1913 – 5th July 1913

Good Hope – Able Seaman – 6th July 1913 – 13th November 1913

Victory I – Able Seaman – 14th November 1913 – 15th December 1913

Europa – Able Seaman – 16th December 1913 – 26th January 1914

Hampshire – Able Seaman – 27th January 1914

Hampsire – Leading Seaman – 23rd April 1916 – 5th June 1916.

 

Rank: Leading Seaman; Service Number: J/8327.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Hampshire’.

 

Memorial Reference:

12.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,

Hampshire.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Samuel & Charlotte Collins, of 11, Nynehead Street, Clifton Hill, New Cross, London.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Beach Cottage, King Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

 

Samuel was 8 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Samuel Collins, 34, a Prudential Insurance Agent, born Hollesley, Suffolk.

Charlotte Collins (nee Weir), 29, born Woolwich, Kent.

Charlotte Collins, 7, born Strand, Middlesex.

 

1911   Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire.

Samuel was 19 years old, an Ordinary Seaman for the Royal Navy, aboard H.M.S. ‘Eclipse’ a Second Class Cruiser – Captain Henry Blackett R.N.

 

Samuel’s mother, Charlotte Collins died 1901, Hollesley, Suffolk.

 

       H.M.S ‘HAMPSHIRE’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hampshire_(1903)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46NL_hIZr3c

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