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Lieut. Herbert Charles Collins, 24th (Service) Bn. Manchester Regiment, died of disease on 11th February 1917

In Memory of
Lieutenant HERBERT CHARLES COLLINS

24th Bn., Manchester Regiment
who died age 27
on 11 February 1917
Son of the late Arthur Herbert Collins, Indian Civil Service, and the late Esther Ida Collins; husband of Ela B. Collins, of 34, Broad St., Warwick. Educated at Clifton College and Queen's College, Oxford. Born at Comilla, Tippera, India.

Remembered with honour
ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

And these were his brothers .....

In Memory of
Second Lieutenant NORMAN CECIL COLLINS

3rd Bn. attd. 7th Bn., Suffolk Regiment
who died age 18
on 09 August 1916
Son of the late A. H. Collins, I.C.S., and Mrs. Collins. Educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst.

Remembered with honour
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL


In Memory of
Captain ARTHUR EDWARD JEUNE COLLINS

Mentioned in Despatches

5th Field Coy.,, Royal Engineers
who died
on 11 November 1914
Son of the late A. H. Collins, I.C.S., and Mrs. Collins; husband of Ethel A. Collins, of 11, Park Mansions, Bath. In 1899 Arthur Edward Jeune Collins scored 628 not out in a house cricket match at Clifton College, which remains the highest individual score ever recorded anywhere in the world.

Remembered with honour
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


Arthur Edward Jeune (James) Collins (18 August 1885 – 11 November 1914), (typically now known by his initials) AEJ Collins, was an English cricketer and soldier. He is most famous for achieving the highest-ever recorded score in cricket: as a 13-year-old schoolboy, he scored 628 not out over four afternoons in June 1899. Collins' record-making innings drew a large crowd and increasing media interest; spectators at the Old Cliftonian match being played nearby were drawn away to watch the junior school house cricket match in which Collins was playing. Despite this achievement, Collins never played first-class cricket.

Collins joined the British Army in 1902. He studied at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, before becoming an officer in the Royal Engineers. He served in France during World War I, where he was killed in action in 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres. Collins had been mentioned in dispatches and also represented the Royal Military Academy at cricket and rugby union.

http://www.cliftonrfchistory.co.uk/memorial/WW1/collins.htm