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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

CSM 60670 Frederick George Collins

  • Age: Unknown.
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: 18TH Bn Manchester
  • Commemorated at: Boulogne East Cem
Frederick was born in 1881 and baptised on 10th April 1881 in St. Silas, Toxteth, the son of John Scott Collins and his wife Isabella (nee Whiteside), of 26 Wordsworth Street, Lodge Lane, Liverpool. His parents were married in 1877. His father was from Scotland, and his mother from Lancashire. At the time of their marriage his parents were living at 38 Fernhill Street; his father’s occupation is a sailmaker.

He had brothers Andrew, John, and James.
Frederick married Dora Burling in 1907.  

In 1911 the couple are living at 25 Vandyke Street, Liverpool. Frederick is 30, a police constable. They have daughters Dora, 3, and Freda, 11 months. Their third daughter, Irene, was born in 1912.

He served with the Pals as CSM 24439 in the 20th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment. He trnasferred to the 18th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment as CSM 60670.He was killed on 23/05/1918, aged 37.

He now rests at Boulogne East Cemetery whre his headstone bears the epitaph: 


His daughters were 10, 8, and 6 when he died.

Frederick is commemorated in Liverpool Town Hall, Hall of Remembrance Panel 9 Left.
His brother, John Scott Collins, Sapper 158966, Royal Engineers, died of wounds on 26/10/1916. He was 29.
An anniversary notice was placed in the Liverpool Echo on 26th October 1918 which also commemorated Frederick:

“In loving memory of John S. Collins, R.E., who died of wounds in France, October 26 1916; also R.S.M. Frederick G. Collins, KLR, who died of wounds in France, May 23 1918; also James A. Collins, who died at Las Palmas, May 3 1915, the beloved sons of Isabella Collins. (Never forgotten.)”

The family had suffered the loss of three sons in three years.

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old