Looking for information on my gggrandfather.
- born 1872 Ireland
- married Annie McNally 1897 in Lurgan, Ireland
- moved to North Gower, Carelton, Ontario in 1909 as part of the soldier settlement program for his service in the 2nd Boer War
- moved to Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan in 1911.
- died and buried in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan.
According to his army discharge papers...
Army Form B. 2077
Parchment Certificate of Character on discharge of-
Soldier No.: 35174
Name: Wm Collins
Regiment: unreadable (? 17th Ball HA)
His conduct and character while with the colours have been, according to the records:-
Signature of Commanding Officer: unreadable (under signature it says "60th Sg ..."
Description of the above named man:-
**scar on left elbow
Note: I have a photo of him in uniform. He is on a horse, holding a gun. On the back of the photo it says
"Wm Collins, British Army, 2nd Boer War"