Reubin Collings

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Date of Birth: 
Friday, July 21, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Ann (nee Lonsdale)
Father's Name: 
Henry Collings
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, April 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
19th Battalion
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, November 14, 1916
Place of Death: 
Flers, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action

Sergeant Reubin Collings (Service no. 1520) was a single 22 year old clerk from Wollongong who had spent four years in 29th Infantry CMF before he enlisted in the AIF.

He embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles with 1st Reinforcements 19th Battalion on 12th May, 1915. Prior to embarking on 1st May, 1915 he was promoted to Corporal.

Sent from Egypt to Gallipoli, Corporal Collings saw service there until the evacuation. He went to France with the battalion and on 6th September, 1916 was promoted to Sergeant.

Reubin Collings was killed in action at Flers soon after. He is buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Plot VIII, Row A, Grave 22.

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