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Parents: Thomas Hunt Collins and Sarah Wilson Collins of 15 Layton Avenue Mansfield. Thomas was a tobacco merchant. Wife: Mary nee Green, married 1917. Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser: 12/04/1917: Marriage of Miss Mary Green, daughter of the late Samuel Green & Mrs Green of Hucknall to Samuel William Collins, son of Mr & Mrs T H Collins of Mansfield. Honeymooned in Shakespeare country. Following his death his widow was living at Alphen House, Hucknall, Nottingham.
Attended Brunts School and Queen Elizabeth School (1906 to December 1907). Teacher
21 Mar 1918
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Second Lieutenant
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Second Lieutenant Samuel William Collins 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), was reported missing on 21st March 1918 and his death later presumed on that date. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Bay 7).
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser; 12/04/1917: Marriage of Miss Mary Green, daughter of the late Samuel Green and Mrs Green of Hucknall to Samuel William Collins, son of Mr and Mrs T H Collins of Mansfield. They honeymooned in Shakespeare Country. Nottingham Evening Post, 'Marriages', 1st April 1917:- “COLLINS – GREEN. – On April 5th, by special licence, at St. Mary's Church, Hucknall, Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Green and Mrs. Green, of Beardall-street, Hucknall, to Second-Lieut. Samuel William Collins, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Collins, “Someraby,” Layton-avenue, Mansfield.” Nottingham Evening Post, 16th December 1918: “ROLL OF HONOUR. KILLED ... EC.-LIEUT. S. W. COLLINS, 7th Sherwood Foresters (Robin Hoods), reported missing March 21st, is now known to have been killed on that day. He was the second son of Councillor and Mrs. T. H. Collins, of Mansfield, and son-in-law of Mrs. S. Green, of Hucknall.” Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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