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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: 

"OUT OF THE STRESS OF THE DOING INTO THE PEACE  OF THE DONE"

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.
 
 

89th Brigade On This Day.

104 Years Ago.
The Pals are engaged in truly murderous fighting whilst helping to clear Trones Wood. Losses are again heavy.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Cpl 15874 William Henry Charles Askew
24 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 32807 James Alfred Carmichael

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Cpl 16087 Robert Joseph Cowman

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 26663 James William Crowe

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 15424 Charles George Croxson
21 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 15241 Arthur Shaw Damsell

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 26113 Noel Trewavas Harvey
20 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 15002 Arthur James Henshaw
26 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 22404 Harry Hewitson

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
2nd Lieut Harold Crispin Hick

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 22415 John Dykes Holt

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 24484 William Archer Houseman

A total of 22 Pals where killed on this day. View All