15 May 1915 (aged 41)|
Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Ottoman Turkey
Collinson joined the Lancashire Fusiliers of the British Army at age 15 in 1889 and stated his age was 18. 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. Collinson was honourably discharged in April 1902 and returned to Bury to work as a gas meter inspector. By 1911, he was married with two children. 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. Days later, Collinson died of wounds caused by machine gun fire at Cape Helles. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
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