Born 28th December 1897
Killed in action at Croisilles, Tuesday 27th August 1918
Harold, who was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Collin, finished his schooling at the Coopers' Company School. As an apprentice in the Printing Trade he took an enthusiastic interest in his craft. Harold was ever a thoughtful lad, fond of music, devoted to his parents, and finding his chief joy in his home. At the same time he was keen on sport and was one of the original members of our Football Club, as well as his father's assistant in the Boys Gymnasium. His interest in the Bible Class was unfailing, and he discharged the duty of Organist with ability and enthusiasm. He enlisted in the London Rifle Brigade at the age of 18 ½ years. In his army training and amid the perilous experiences at the front, the nobility of his character shone through. He revealed a nature singularly calm and strong; he had a sure hold of the Eternal, and did not hesitate to bear witness of his strong faith in God, and his loyalty to Jesus Christ.
Reproduced from Homage: A Record of Our Heroes (a commemorative booklet produced by Seven Kings United Methodist Church c.1920)