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(1831-1909), Major-General

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Edward Archibald Collins, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60906

Edward Archibald Collins

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 9 August 1862
NPG Ax60906

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James Hibberd

22 July 2016, 10:32

Edward Archibald Collins born 1831 Yorkshire 2nd son of Mr William Collins. Married 16th December 1875 at Kelvin Glasgow to Jane Collins (possible distant relation?) Died June 9th 1909 Cowling Hall Bedale N Yorks age 78. 1901 census Cowling Hall: Edward A Collins head married 69 major general retired on pay Jane Collins wife married 48 Edward A D Collins son unm 22 Jane Clintock visitor unm 15 Sarah Whitton servant unm. 21 table maid domestic Mary Watt servant unm. 29 housemaid Elizabeth Hodgson servant unm 56 cook domestic E A Collins was awarded the Abyssinian campaign 1868 medal whilst holding the rank of captain, medal is now held in the south Lanarkshire museum and culture service collections. He retired in 1887 from commanding the 26th battalion the Cameronian's (Scottish Rifles) times for London Wednesday 9th March 1887 "col H.P.Pearson to command 26th Cameronian's to succeed Col E.A.Collins whose period of service in that appointment is about to expire" after retirement he is always referred to as Major general, wether this was an honorary title or self given is unclear (not unusual for retired officers to promote themselves!) All of above found whilst researching a pair of inscribed binoculars I own, if possible it would be good to get a copy of your photo to add to my file.

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