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CollinsR W TSgtNatal 1906 (0)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Militia Transport Service Corps
CollinsReginald FrancisReverendCOLLINS, REGINALD FRANCIS, The Reverend, was born in Paris 1 April, 1851, son of Michael Collins, of Carrignavar, Cork.  He was educated at St Charles's College, and was for many years a member of the congregation of the Oblates of St Charles, under Cardinal Manning.  He joined the Army in 1879, and gained the Government grant for Arabic in Egypt.  In 1890 he was appointed a Member of the Senate of the University of Malta.  He served in Egypt in 1882, with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, and was present at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal with clasp; Khedive's Bronze Star).  He served in the Sudan Expedition (Suakin) in 1884-85, and was present at the actions of Hasheen and Tofrek, Tamai and McNeill's Zareba.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 25 August 1885]; received two clasps, and was promoted to Chaplain, 3rd Class.  He became Senior Chaplain, 5th Division.  Father Collins served in the South African War, 1899-1900, and was present at Spion Kop and at the engagements at Pieter's Hill, and at the Relief of Ladysmith.  He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 8 February 1901], and received the Queen's Medal with five clasps (for Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek and Belfast); and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "The Reverend Reginald Collins, Chaplain to the Forces, 1st Class.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa.  Lord Kitchener was asked to return the Insignia, Warrant, etc, and they were sent to the Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar, and presented to Father Collins by Sir George White, 3 February 1902, at the Convent, Gibraltar.  He became Chaplain to the Forces, 1st Class, and was Senior Military Chaplain in the Army, 1904-11.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Army Chaplain's Department
CollinsRichard15Occupation: Messenger. Next of kin: Mother. Address: New Docks Cottages .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
CollinsRichard HennLieutenantCOLLINS, (THE HONOURABLE) RICHARD HENN, Lieutenant, was born 2 April, 1873, eldest son of Lord Collins.  He was educated at Winchester College, and joined the Army with a commission as Second Lieutenant in the Berkshire Regiment 13 August 1892.  He became Lieutenant 8 January 1895, and passed through the Staff College.  He served in the South African War, as ADC, and with the Mounted Infantry; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to September 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Zilikat's Nek; operations in Orange River Colony, May to July 1900, including action at Rhenoster River; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899; operations in the Transvaal, November 1900, to March, 1902; operations in Cape Colony, March to 31 May 1902.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Richard Henn Collins, Lieutenant, Princess Charlotte of Wales's Royal Berkshire Regiment.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  He was promoted Captain 8 September 1902; served as DAA and QMG, 3rd Division, Southern Command, March 1910 to October 1912; was employed with the New Zealand Military Forces, as GS03, November 1912 to January 1913, and as AG, February 1913 to 28 August 1914; was promoted Major 14 March 1914.  He served in the European War in France and Belgium from October 1914 to August 1915, as DAA and QMG, 4th and 2nd Corps, and from that date until the Armistice as AA and QMG, 3rd and 4th Divisions.  He was mentioned in Despatches; given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel, and created a CMG (1917) for services in the War, and in 1917 was created a Chevalier of the Italian Order of SS Maurice and Lazarus.  He became Lieutenant Colonel 10 January 1919.  In 1909 the Honourable R H Collins married May Eveline, youngest daughter of  H G Bainbridge, of Malvern Hall, Solihull, and they had three sons: Richard Henn, born 20 April, 1911; William Jonathan Henn, born 2 March, 1913, and Christopher Arthur Henn, born 5 June, 1915.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Royal Berkshire Re
CollinsRichard William20Occupation: Clerk. Next of kin: Father. Address: Lady Frere .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
CollinsRobert William Francis545TrooperQSA (4) QSA known to exist
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
Natal Carbineers
CollinsS 6019Private1st Btn. Died of enteric at Ladysmith. 19 Apr 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 102 line 32
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
CollinsS2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Bedfordshire Regiment
CollinsS2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
CollinsS3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
CollinsS1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
CollinsSSource: QSA Medal RollsArmy Chaplain's Department
CollinsS3015PrivatePrisoner. Colesberg, 6 January 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Suffolk Regiment
CollinsS6019Private1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 19 Apr 1900
Place: Ladysmith. General Hospital
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
CollinsS3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
West India Regiment
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