Topic: Oscar William Collings

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Oscar William Collings was a First World War Solider with links to Wharenui Primary School, Christchurch.

Oscar William Collings was born 2 Feb 1896 and died 17 Jan 1945 - in his 49th year, in Templeton, Canterbury , New Zealand. His parents were William Henry Collings (born 11 May 1869 in Canterbury , NZ) and Emily (Voice) Collings (born about 1870 in New Zealand). He had two brothers Hector Thomas Collings (born 17 July 1899 in Templeton , NZ) and Regnald rewi Collings ( born 5 Jan 1910, Templeton , NZ).

He was a pupil at Whareui Primary School. In December 1909, when he was in Standard VI, he was  awarded a Certificate of Proficiency and Good Attendance – First Class Certificate. 

Oscar was a Lino Type Operator and his last known employer before the war was Whitcombe and Tombs in Christchurch.

He was reported wounded in the New Zealand Herald on 26 Jan 1918


See related Links

Online Cenotaph Record Oscar William Collings

Collings, O., Collings, W., Collings, E., Collings, H., & Collings, R. (2017). Oscar William Collings (1896-1945) | WikiTree: The FREE Family Retrieved 11 January 2017, from

"COLLINGS, Oscar William - WW1 55426 - Army". N.p., 2017. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.

Zealand, N. (2017). Papers Past | DEATHS (Press, 1945-01-18). Retrieved 11 January 2017, from

Zealand, N. (2017). Papers Past | ROLL OF HONOUR. (New Zealand Herald, 1918-02-15). Retrieved 11 January 2017, from

Zealand, N. (2017). Papers Past | WHARENUI SCHOOL. (Press, 1909-12-27). Retrieved 11 January 2017, from

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Oscar William Collings

First Names:Oscar William
Last Name:Collings
Place of Birth:Templeton, Canterbury, New Zealand