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03 Jan 1900
Kettering Northamptonshire
Frederick Samuel was the twin of Mary Ann Eyne Collins, the children of William Basley Collins and Edith Elizabeth Collins (nee West). Willieam Basley Collins (b. Huswick, Nothamptonshire) and Edith Elizabeth West (b. West Haddon, Northamptonshire) were married on 19 September 1898 in West Haddon, Northamptonshire. Their twins Frederick and Mary were born on 3 January 1900 and baptised in Rothwell on 13 May the same year, and another son, William, was born about three years later. In 1901 William Basley (21) a shepherd, and Edith (26) and their one-year old twins were living in Winwick, Northamptonshire. By 1911 William, now a farm labourer, and his wife were living at Lockington Grounds, Hemington, Lockington, Derbyshire, with their three children, Frederick and Mary, both 11 years old, and William (8). The three children were born in Orton. The family later moved to Nottingham and at the time of Frederick's death in 1918 his parents were living at 130 Ilkeston Road, Radford, Nottingham.
He was a bargeman when he joined the Royal Navy in January 1918.
12 Nov 1918
2750393 - CWGC Website
J/82741 (Po)
Ordinary Seaman
Royal Navy
HMS Barham Collins joined the Royal Navy at the age of 18 on 8 January 1918 for 'hostilities only'. After training he joined HMS Barham and died on 12 November the same year of pneumonia. He is buried in the General Cemetery (D. Allotment 93524).
“COLLINS. – On the 12th inst., of pneumonia, Seaman Frederick Samuel, eldest loving son of William and Edith Collins, 130 Ilkeston-road, Nottingham, while on service, aged 18 years 10 months.” (Nottingham Evening Post, 15th November 1918)
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