Collins, Alfred

Regimental Number: 505718
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: 8th Field Company, Canadian Engineers; 8th Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Alfred was born in London, England on November 24, 1881. He came to Canada before the war. After arriving in Montreal, he took the train to Edmonton and then walked to Spirit River. Alfred enlisted in the Canadian army in July 1916. During the war, he married Winnifred Emily Hian, an Englishwoman. Alfred brought his wife and their young daughter back to Spirit River after the war.