Sedley James Collins1

M, #202, b. Mar 1883, d. 25 Jan 1919
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FatherJames Collins2 b. between 4 Apr 1857 and 2 Apr 1859
MotherMary Ann Thurlow3 b. between 31 Mar 1859 and 30 Mar 1861
     His birth was registered in the Mar 1883 quarter in the Bosmere registration district.4 Sedley James Collins was the son of James Collins and Mary Ann Thurlow.2,3 Sedley James Collins was baptized on 19 Aug 1883 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.5 As of 7 Feb 1916, Sedley James Collins lived at 58 Yalding Road, Wandsworth, London, England.1 He married Ellen Martha Poulson, daughter of Frederick William Poulson, on 25 Feb 1917 in St. Stephens, Wandsworth, Surrey, England.1 As of 25 Feb 1917, Sedley James Collins and Ellen Martha Poulson lived at 24 Ludlow Road, Wandsworth, Surrey, England.2 The cause of death was given as General Paralysis of the Insane. Duration prior to admission. No PM. on 25 Jan 1919.6 Sedley James Collins died on 25 Jan 1919 in City Of London Lunatic Asylum, Dartford, Kent, England, at age 35; during WW1.6 As of 25 Jan 1919, Sedley James Collins lived at 24 Ludlow Road, Frogmore, Wandsworth, Kent, England.6 He was buried on 3 Feb 1919 in Wandsworth Cemetery, Magdalene Road, Wandsworth, London, England.7 Sedley's death was registered in the Mar 1919 quarter in the Dartford registration district.8

Family: Sedley James Collins and Ellen Martha Poulson

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
5 Apr 1891George ThurlowSedley James Collins was listed as a member of the household of George Thurlow in the 1891 census in Lower Street, Walton, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Louisa Smith Sedley is incorrectly enumerated as "Thurlow."9
31 Mar 1901James CollinsSedley James Collins was listed as a member of the household of James Collins in the 1901 census in Collins's Cottages, Aspall Road, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include William Percy Collins, Mary Ann Thurlow, Lizzie Floriline Collins and Walter George Collins.3
2 Apr 1911Sedley James CollinsHe appeared in the 1911 census in 42 Malva Road, Wandsworth, London, England.10

Military History

  • Sedley James Collins began military service on 7 Feb 1916 after enlisting.1
  • Between 7 Feb 1916 and 17 Dec 1917 Sedley James Collins was a Private, Serial Number 102516 and served in the Machine Gun Corps (late City Of London Regiment). Discharged 17th December 1917 no longer physically fit for war service (Gun shot wound, right thigh).1
  • He ended military service on 17 Dec 1917; Discharged no longer physically fit for war service (Gun shot wound, right thigh.)1
  • On 17 Aug 1918 Sedley was awarded the Silver War Badge.11
  • In 1919 Sedley was awarded the Victory Medal.12
  • In 1919 Sedley was awarded the British War Medal.12
  • He was commemorated on 1 Mar 1920 on The War Memorial, Debenham, Suffolk, England.13

Occupation

DateOccupation
31 Mar 1901Journeyman Miiller3
7 Feb 1916General Miller1
25 Jan 1919Ex Private Machine Gun Corps No. 102516 (Flour Miller)6
Last Edited=13 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S45] Service Record of Sedley James Collins, Machine Gun Corps, WW1 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  2. [S46] Parish Marriage of St. Stephen, Wandsworth, 1917 (London Metropolitan Archives).
  3. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1768; Folio: 92; Page: 14."
  4. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1883 Bosmere 4a 732."
  5. [S36] Microfilm of the Baptisms of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  6. [S72] Copy death certificate of Sedley James Collins, died 25th January, 1919, registered 30th January, 1919 in the Registration District of Dartford (General Register Office, GRO Index Ref: unknown gro index ref) "unknown cd."
  7. [S644] Unknown name of person Burials, unknown repository, unknown repository address; unknown reader, Page 394, Entry No 49622.
  8. [S17] General Record Office Indexes to Deaths, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1919 Dartford 2a 1086."
  9. [S16] Online image of the 1891 Census for England & Wales (1891 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG12; Piece: 1475; Folio: 61; Page: 19; GSU roll: 6096585."
  10. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk).
  11. [S429] Medal Rolls of Sedley James Collins, Machine Gun Corps, 1914 - 1920 (The National Archives, WO 329) "Badge Number 443676."
  12. [S370] Medal Card of Sedley James Collins, Machine Gun Corps, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll MGC/101 B63 Page 5196."
  13. [S120] Monumental inscription in the Church of (Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene) "unknown cd."