CEF Soldier Detail

Private William Samuel Collings
Died: September 14, 1915

Regimental Number:
414222
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
13th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. M. Collings, Mother, 11 Brussel St., Halifax, Nova Scotia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
April 27, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Carpenter
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Aldershot, Nova Scotia
Date of Enlistment:
June 7, 1915
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
34 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 14, 1915
Age at Death:
19
Buried at:
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot:
II. A. 37.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1884 - 48
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Ted Wigney's "The C.E.F. Roll of Honour" indicates his middle name was Stanley.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 13th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 40th Battalion 1st Reinforcing Draft

Son of Amelia Collings, of 1 I, Brussells St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the late Andrew Collings. Served with the 66th Regiment, Canadian Militia from 1909-1915.

Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion.