Collins Joseph Pte 3133995

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Name Collins Joseph
Army number 3133995
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Greenock 1919/20.
Age 22
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Trf to The Durham Light Infantry 26/6/40, Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Iceland? DIED in the UK 31/8/42 while with 11th Bn DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis at 6 pm on 31-Aug-42 in the Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.
Home address Resident of Greenock. Shipyard Labourer. Son of Thomas and Margaret Collins, 10, Lansbury Street, Greenock. Buried Grave 389, Section T.T. Greenock Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

A copy of Pte Collins' Death Certificate was obtained via the "Scotland's People" Website and that provided the relevant information included above. Some records had suggested that he died of wounds, but this appeared unlikely, given his service up to that point, and the lack of any information in the Battalion War Diary.