Thomas Edward Collins

A Brave Wolverhampton Man.

1808 Sergeant Thomas Edward Collins Military Medal MiD.

R.A.M.C. 1/3rd North Midland Field Ambulance.

 Thomas with his wife Fanny   Thomas at war


Thomas was awarded the Miltary medal for bravery, below is his citation.

Awarded - Military Medal.

At Lievin on the night 23/24 April This N.C.O performed several acts of exceptional Gallantry.

The advanced R.A.M.C. Post in Lievin had of necessity to be close up to our attacking line - stretcher cases had to be rescued under heavy machine gun fire, and a barrage of shell fire  was later placed by the enemy. The staff Sgt. R.A.M.C. was killed, two other Sergeants wounded, and Sgt. Collins conducted evacuations single handed getting 160 cases back from places that required great courage. I recommended this N.C.O. on July 1st 1916 for immediate reward for his bravery and devotion  to duty during the attack on Gommecourt, and again on March 3rd 1917 for devotion to duty and good work at Bienvillers but regret without recognition.

Recommended for immediate reward 4th May 1917.

During April 1917 Thomas was mentioned in dispatches, below is the document sent to him in March 1919 which reads -

Royal Army Medical Corps (T.F.) No 1808 Sjt T. E. Collins 1/3rd N.Mid. Fd. Amb.

was mentioned in Dispatch from

Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig GCB,GCVO,KCIE

dated 9th April 1917 for gallant and distinguished services in the Field.

I have it in command from the King to record His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered.

Winston Churchill. secretary of State for War

Thomas's War Medals

Military Medal, 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal (with mentioned in dispatches oak leaf attached),Territorial Force War Medal.

Thomas (extreme right) with his comrades .

The information and pictures have been provided by Thomas's proud son Bernard Collins, who I thank for allowing me to use them on this site.