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Fred Collinson
Born 1874
Bolton, England
Died 15 May 1915 (aged 41)[1]
Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Ottoman Turkey[1]

C. Frederick Collinson (1874 – 15 May 1915) was an English football outside left who played in the Football League for Darwen and Bury.[2][3][4]

Collinson served during the First World War and died of wounds during the Gallipoli campaign.

Personal life[]

Collinson joined the Lancashire Fusiliers of the British Army at age 15 in 1889 and stated his age was 18.[5] He eventually became a reservist but was recalled to rejoin the Fusiliers in November 1899 and saw action at Spion Kop and Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.[5] Collinson was honourably discharged in April 1902 and returned to Bury to work as a gas meter inspector.[5] By 1911, he was married with two children.[6] He re-enlisted in the Lancashire Fusiliers in Bury during the early months of the First World War and was sent to Gallipoli with his battalion in May 1915.[5][6] Days later, Collinson died of wounds caused by machine gun fire at Cape Helles.[5] He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.[1]


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