Harold John Collin

Harold John Collin
Rank 
Rifleman
Regiment 
London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
Date of death 
27 August 1918
Age of death 
20
Address 
26 Holmwood Road
Seven Kings
Ilford
IG3 9XY
Address source 
1911 Census
Cemetery / Memorial 
France
Photo source 
Homage: A Record of our Heroes (a commemorative booklet produced by Seven Kings United Methodist Church c.1920
Biography 

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)