Lance Corporal
Percy Frederick Collins

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About Percy Frederick

  • Name
    Percy Frederick
  • Initials
    PF
  • Surname
    Collins
  • Date of Birth
    1880
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
    Norwich
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
    English
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
    yes
  • Occupation
    Bricklayers Labourer

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
    16505
  • Rank
    Lance Corporal
  • Regiment
    Norfolk Regiment

Biography

It is thought that this soldier was Lance Corporal Percy Frederick Collins serving with the 1st Norfolk Regiment, stationed at Great Yarmouth, who passed through Peterborough East Station on 19 June 1916 and signed the visitors’ book.

On the 4 November 1911, he married Rosetta nee Marshall at Norwich Registry Office.  They had three children; William Percy born 16 February 1912, Christmas Robert Albert 25 December 1915 and Elizabeth Rossetta 1 October 1916.

He enlisted in to the Norfolk Regiment on 16 November 1914, aged 34 years, and deployed to France on 31 April 1915. Within a month he suffered a gun shot wound to his right hand and was repatriated to England.  Certified ‘no longer fit for military service’ on 29 May 1916, he was discharged on 20 June 1916.  This date was a day after he passed through Peterborough East Station and it is conceivable that he was travelling back to Norwich on discharge.

He was awarded the 1914 Star, British War and Allied Victory medals, and the Silver War Badge.

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