Private

Arthur Merryfield Collin

Conflict: 
WW2
Additional Information: 

Son of Mrs. J.M. Collin, of Lyall Bay, Wellington.

References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES

Biographical Notes:

“The adjourned inquest into the death of Arthur Merryfield Collin, who was killed on the Pukerua-Paekakariki road on May 15, was held on June 24 in Otaki. Mr. G. H. Harper, District Coroner, returned a verdict that the deceased died at Pukerua Bay due to a laceration of the brain sustained by a collision between his motor-cycle and a tank trap. Mr. Harper commended the police and Mr. Collin, father of the deceased, for the able way in which they had prepared their evidence, and also made mention of the manner in which others had testified. He considered it his duty to add a rider to the effect that the tank trap was insufficiently lighted, or not lighted at all, while no warning had been erected a distance away, which should have been done. The tank trap, he stated, was a menace to traffic, especially at night, and he would draw attention to this fact for consideration.”

 

[Evening Post, Volume CXXXIV, Issue 8, 9 July 1942, Page 6]

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Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
3/8E/38
Name:
Arthur Merryfield Collin
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Unit:
New Zealand Military Forces

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Motor Vehicle Accident
Date of Death:
15 May 1942
Day of Death:
Friday
Age at Death: 
23
Conflict: 
WW2

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
Catholic Sect. Plot 235, O.R. S/B.
Cemetery Location: 
New Zealand
Arthur Merryfield Collin
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