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Corporal Richard Collins


Claro Times - 30th January 1915

Corporal Richard Collins, of the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers, a nephew of Mrs Collins, 7 Tower Street, Harrogate, was killed in action on November 6th, 1914. he had served eight years in the Fusiliers, and was one of the best shots in the regiment. He joined the East Riding Constabulary in September, 1912, at the age of 27, but was recalled to his regiment on the mobilisation on August 5th, 1914, and proceeded to France with the Expeditionary Force. The first intimation Mrs Collins had of her nephew's death was from a wounded soldier, whilst she also saw his name in a casualty list. A week later she received the official intimation from the War Office. He served in the constabulary at Howden, and proved himself a very capable, energetic, and trustworthy member of the force, and was much respected . he was unmarried. Corporal Collins had also served in India with is regiment, and was engaged in the frontier fighting there a year or two ago. He was well-known in Harrogate, where his loss will be regretted, as it is, very deeply, at Howden.


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