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Andrew Collins was born 1886 in Bolton to the late James and Catherine Ellen. Andrew had three brothers and two sisters. On the 1911 census he was living with his sister and brother-in-law. Andrew’s occupation is listed as a barman. He was initially given the service number 8002, later 243415.

Andrew enlisted in the 4/5th Bn (Territorial Force) and arrived in France on 13th February 1917.

In April 1919 he was still serving, and was posted into the 1/5th Battalion, in July he was attached to 9th POW Company. He was finally demobilized and transfered to Class Z reserve on 13 November 1919.

He received the British War and Victory Medals.

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