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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.
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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 killed in action on 21st March 1918. His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial,
Attended Brunts School and Queen Elizabeth School (1906 to December 1907). 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. Marriage announcement published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 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.” Death noticed published 16th December 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “KILLED. “SEC.-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 announcements are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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