Morton King Collings

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Collings, Morton King no.288

Division Train Headquarters A.S.C., later 13th Brigade Australian Field Artillery.

Mons Street, Canterbury.

Son of Alfred & Helena Blanche Collings.

Brother of Clement Collings.

Lived at Nyngan.

Served in the South African War.

Enlisted 21/8/1914.

Morton Collings was in the landing at Gallipoli.

Casualty list SMH 21/8/1915 Ill - disembarked at Malta.

Casualty list SMH 25/10/1915 In hospital, Eastleigh.

Casualty list SMH 8/5/1916 Returned to duty.

Returned to Australia 24/9/1918.

Married Catherine Davis 1935.

Memorial Board, Methodist Church, Canterbury Road, Campsie.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 14/10/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002