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I am trying to trace Athur Foster Collin born England 1890

Question by barkingbunty

Hi I am trying to trace my great uncle Arthur Foster Collin born 1890 Lincolnshire Englnd. I know he travelled to Calgary Canada around 1911 when he joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. I know he returned to England and married Alice May Green in 1918 in Suffolk and was working as a cabinet worker. I believed he emigrated to Canada around 1928 and if I am correct he died in Calagary in 1972 and was burried in Queens Park Cemetery. I would appreciate very much if some one could tell me how I can back this up and trace any ancestors of his.
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by Andrew37 on 2012-10-24 05:05:20

Hi. Arthur Foster Collin is on the 1911 Census. Age 20, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire. Living in Holbeach area. Ten years earlier he is in Gedney, Lincolnshire. I cannot see further details as I am not a subscriber of FindMyPast. Andrew Wilson

by Andrew37 on 2012-10-24 05:06:36

I will certainly be able to trace his ancestors for you when I get to the Family History Centre.

by noggin on 2012-10-24 06:43:39

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Arthur Foster Collin
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1890
Registration district: Bourne
Inferred County: Lincolnshire
Volume: 7a
Page: 329


1891 England Census
Name: Arthur F Collin
Age: 4/12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Henry Collin
Mother's name: Eliza F Collin
Gender: Male
Where born: Bourn Fen, Lincolnshire, England
Civil parish: Bourn
Ecclesiastical parish: Bourn
Town: Bourn County/Island: Lincolnshire Country: England
Street Address: Police Station, Bourn Fen, Bourne
Occupation of father: Police Constable
Registration district: Bourn
Sub-registration district: Bourn
ED, institution, or vessel: 10

Henry Collin 37 born Balderton, Nottinghamshire
Eliza F Collin 29
George C Collin 3
Henry P Collin 1
Arthur F Collin 4/12

Wife and Children born, Bourn Fen, Nottinghamshire


1901 England Census
Name: Arthur F Collin
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Henry Collin
Mother's name: Eliza F Collin
Gender: Male
Where born: Bourne, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil parish: Gedney
Ecclesiastical parish: Gedney Drove End
Town: Gedney
County/Island: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Street Address: Police Station, Dawsmere Road, Gedney
Occupation: Police Constable
Registration district: Holbeach
Sub-registration district: Long Sutton
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 38

Henry Collin 46
Eliza F Collin 39
Sarah E Collin 16
George C Collin 13
Henry P Collin 11
Arthur F Collin 10
Leonard N Collin 9
Cyril S Collin 6
Frances M Collin 4

Last two children born: Thurlby, Lincolnshire

1911 England Census about Arthur Foster Collin
Name: Arthur Foster Collin
Age in 1911: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Civil parish: Holbeach
County/Island: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Street Address: Tenters Holbeach
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Carpenter & Wheelwright
Registration district: Holbeach
Registration District Number: 414
Sub-registration district: Holbeach
ED, institution, or vessel: 5

Henry Collin 56 Police Pensioner Chapel Keeper
Eliza Fances Collin 49
Wilfrid Collin 28 Farm Labourer
Arthur Foster Collin 20 Carpenter And Wheelwright
Leonard Nelson Collin 19 Cowman And Milk Seller
Cyril Seymore Collin 16 Grocers Apprentice
Fances May Collin 14 Dressmaker Apprentice
Jessie Evelyn Collin 5

Last child born: Whaplode Lincs


Below are two details of Arthur's war records, note different regiment numbers.
Both had links to his Attestation papers but niether would open when I tried


http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/index-e.html (try this site you can get paper if you keep trying

Name: COLLINS, ARTHUR FOSTER
Regimental number(s): 50466
Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1872 - 22
Date of Birth: 19/11/1890


Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
Name: Arthur Foster Collin
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1890
Birth Location: District of Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Relative: H Collin
Regiment Number: 6466

by noggin on 2012-10-24 06:47:47

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Name: Arthur Foster Collin
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Date of Arrival: 22 Apr 1911
Vessel: Megantic
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Roll: T-4740

by noggin on 2012-10-24 06:55:28

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Name: Arthur Foster Collin
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Date of Arrival: 24 Apr 1911
Vessel: Megantic
Port of Arrival: Portland, Maine
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Roll: T-4690

Ship Information
Ship Name: Megantic
Years in service: 1909-
Funnels: 1
Masts: 2
Shipping Line: White Star
Ship Description: Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 14,878. Dimensions: 550' x 67' (565' o.l.). Twin-screw, 17 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel.
History: Note: Laid down as the Albany for the Dominion Line, but like her sister ship was taken over by the White Star Line. She was given the name Megantic (derived from Lake Megantic in Quebec Province, Canada). Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal, June 16,1909. Passengers: 230 first, 430 second, 1,000 third. Sold to Japanese shipbreakers in January 1933; broken up during the year. Sister ship: Laurentic. The first ships completed for the White Star Line service to Canada.


There is a marriage to a Alice M Green in 1918 but you need the marriage cert to be certian it is the right people


England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
Name: Arthur F Collin
Spouse Surname: Green
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1918
Registration district: Bury St Edmunds
Inferred County: Suffolk
Volume Number: 4a
Page Number: 2097
Find Spouse: Alice M Green

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