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David Kendric COLLINS

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Surname: COLLINS

Forename(s): David Kendric

Place of Birth: Peterborough, Northamptonshire

Service No: 13034

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1916-07-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

David Kendric Collins was the son of James and Sarah Collins, formerly Bossingham, née James. James was born at Peterborough and Sarah at Newborough, Northamptonshire.

1901 Peterborough, Northamptonshire Census: 133, Wellington Street - David Kendrick Collins, aged 9 years, born Peterborough, son of James Collins, widower [sic]. [David's mother, Sarah, a sick nurse, was at 37, Lincoln Road East, Peterborough, when the census was taken.]

1911 Peterborough, Northamptonshire Census: 133, Wellington Street - David Collins, aged 19 years, born Peterborough, son of James and Sarah Collins.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte David Collins, 13034, W. Rid. R. K. in A. 5.7.16.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: L/Cpl D.K. Collins, 13034, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26.8.15. K. in A. 5.7.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte David Collins, 13034, 10th W. Rid. R. K. in A. 5.7.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: L/Cpl D.K. Collins, 13034. Date of Disembarkation: 26.8.15.(1) [France]. K. in A. 5.7.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte David Collins, 13034, 10th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 5.7.16. France or Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Part Legatee - Miss Violet P. Royce. £4 10s. 7d. Father and Residual Legatee - James. £4 10s. 7d. War Gratuity: Father - James. £8 0s. 0d. [The Violet P. Royce mentioned is almost certainly Violet Priscilla Royce, born 13 September 1891 at Peterborough. She married Percy Gadsby Plowright in 1922 and died 12 March 1972.]

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for David. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mr James Collins. Relationship: Father. Address: 133, Wellington Street, Peterborough.

David was killed in action near Contalmaison during the Battles of the Somme, 1916, 1 July-18 November, at the Battle of Albert, 1916, 1-13 July.

David is commemorated on the Peterborough War Memorial.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

COLLINS, David K., West Yorkshire Regiment, formerly gardener at Broughton Hall, killed in action, France, July, 1916.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: COLLINGS

Forename(s): David

Born: Peterborough

Residence: Peterborough

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 13034

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: COLLINS

Forename(s): David Kendric

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13034

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 24

Awards:

Died Date: 06/07/1916

Additional Information: Son of James and Sarah Collins, of 133, Wellington St., Peterborough.

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BRITISH BATTALIONS ON THE SOMME, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1994)

10th (Service) Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Attack on Horseshoe Trench (5/7) – Official History of The Great War records advance over the open soon after 6 p.m. With 8th and 9th Green Howards cleared both Horseshoe Trench and Lincoln Redoubt at its western end.

[David Kendric Collins lost his life in this attack on the 5th July 1916.]

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21 July 1916

A BROUGHTON SOLDIER KILLED

Private David K. Collins, of the West Riding Regiment, formerly a gardener at Broughton Hall, near Skipton, has also been killed in action. His parents reside at Peterborough.

Deceased was a member of the Skipton Baptist Church and was in the same Company of the 10th West Ridings as Pte. J.W. Atkinson, another Skipton Baptist. At the Baptist Church, Skipton, on Sunday, sympathetic reference was made to his death by the Rev. J. Greenwood (pastor), and at the evening service Mr. W. Whitaker played the Dead March in ‘Saul’.

30 November 1917

SKIPTON BAPTISTS’ MEMORIAL TO SOLDIERS

On Tuesday afternoon a three days’ sale of work was commenced in the Baptist School, Otley Street, Skipton, in aid of the Soldiers’ Memorial Extension Fund, by means of which it is intended to extend the premises in memory of the young men associated with the place who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the war. Seventy young men belonging to the church and school are at present serving with the Colours, of whom two, H. Maudsley (deacon and Sunday School superintendent) and H. Birch have been missing since May 3rd and August 17th respectively, while the following have given their lives in the great cause:– S. Bishop, J. McIntyre, J. Duckworth, G.A. Wilson, H. Greenwood, D. Collins, B. Peel (Sunday School secretary), H. Scott, A. Bruce, J. Metcalfe, A. Gill, W. Barraclough, E. Platt and W. Ireland…

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21 July 1916

CRAVEN CASUALTIES IN THE GREAT ADVANCE

Private David K. Collins, of the West Riding Regiment, and formerly a gardener at Broughton Hall, near Skipton, has also been killed in action. His parents reside at Peterborough, and they received official word of his death on Wednesday. Pte. Collins was a member of the Skipton Baptist Church, and suitable reference was made to his Christian character by Rev. J. Greenwood on Sunday last. At the close of the evening service the ‘Dead March’ was played.

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