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Born in and an Iron founder by Occupation, Arthur Clarence Collins was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 8th of July 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3721. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on the 23rd of November 1915. On the 21st of July 1916 admitted to 4th Field Ambulance – Bronchitis; wounded in action on the 2nd of September 1916 and admitted to 3rd Can General Hospital, Lumbago; on the 16th of November 1916 admitted to 5th Australian Filed Ambulance, trench Fever and 6th of December 1916 admitted for Mumps. On the 31st of July 1917 admitted to the 12th Field Ambulance, Ulcer left leg. On the 31st of December 1917 admitted sick to brigade hospital, Scabies. Wounded in action 2nd occasion while on duty on the 18th of August 1918; wounded in action 3rd occasion – gassed - on the 26th of August 1918. Embarked return to Australia per 'Warwick-shire' on the 5th of April 1919. Disembarked Melbourne on the 28th of May 1919 and Discharged from the A.I.F. at Melbourne on the 20th of July 1919 with the Termination of Period of Enlistment. Tree No. 855