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Collins, Reginald Thomas

Collins, R.T., Lieut.-Col. D.S.O., R.A.M.C., was killed in action on September 18th, aged 38. He was born on December 22nd, 1879, the only son of Dr. Wolfenden Collins, late of Sydenham, and was educated at Guy's Hospital, taking the diplomas of M.R.C.S and L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1902. He entered the R.A.M.C. as lieutenant on August 31st, 1903, became captain on February 28th, 1907, major on February 28th, 1915, and temporary Lieut.-Col. on September 11th, 1916. He received the D.S.O. on January 1st, 1918, and also had gained the Croix de Guerre. British Medical Journal 5 Oct. 1918

Biographical

Surname(s)Collins
First name(s)Reginald Thomas
Date of birth2 December 1880
Family detailsOnly son of Edward Wolfenden Collins (M.D.), of Farnboro' House, Sydenham, London
Previous educationDulwich College
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1897-1902
Dept / courseConjoint; Medicine
QualificationsM.R.C.P., L.R.C.P. (Lond) 1902
Military unitR.A.M.C., 17th Field Ambulance
Date enlisted31 August 1903
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches 1917. DSO 1st Jan 1918. Croix de Guerre
Date of death18 September 1918
Age at death38
Rank at deathLieutenant-Colonel
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeTreficon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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