Lester Collins, New Zealand

1890 Aug 7 Born New Zealand in RIC. But he appears to have been born Illinois, USA, and he claimed he served as a Lieutenant in Australian Army at some point. It is unlikely that two Lester Collins, both 6ft 1" were born on the same day, given "Lester Collins" is not a common name

1918 Oct 19 Draft Registration Card. Note he had been Lt in Australian Army. I cannot get him in Australian records

1919 Mar 19 Arrives UK from USA. He was on "Commercial Business"

1919 Apr 3. Married in London to Madoline E R V List (date in RIC)

1919 Sep 3 Passport application to USA embassy in London. Note RIC also give height as 6ft 1" as does the reverse of this form

1921 Jan 11 Joined RIC as a Black and Tan Constable. B&T entry gives him as Motor Engineer

1921 Mar 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 1771 Posted to P Coy.

1921 Apr 16. Posted to R Coy

Fined £2 by Coy Commander, and a further £1

1921 May 24 Posted to C Coy

1921 Aug 12. Dismissed the force.

1923 Dec 31 He arrives New York from Liverpool. Correct dob to the day, and is "Lester Frank Collins" and Engineer and travels 2nd class. He just appears to have taken to adding "Frank" or "Franklin" after he left ADRIC

1932 Jan 21. Arrives New York from Cherbourg. His New York address is Bellevue Hospital

1959 Marriage in London to Ernesta I Postma ?

 

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