John J. Collins
Company A 22nd Infantry
John J. Collins was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1876.
He was a member of Company M 1st
Rhode Island Volunteeer Infantry which was mustered in
during the month of May 1898. He was discharged from this organization on March 30, 1899
when the Regiment was dis-banded. The 1st Rhode Island V.I. served its existence in the
continental United States.
Collins enlisted for a period of
3 years as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry on August
at Providence, Rhode Island. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 ½ inches tall, had
dark brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer.
Private Collins died while
serving with the 22nd Infantry in the Philippine Islands on
September 20, 1901.
The Register of Enlistments recorded his cause of death as drowned in a well at San Isidro, Island of Luzon.
In different accounts the date of his death is reported as September 21, 1901.
John J. Collins was buried in
the cemetery at San Isidro and his remains were returned to the
aboard the transport Logan on October 13, 1902 where he was re-interred at San Francisco, California in
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: Section NA Site 1192
Grave marker for John J. Collins
Photo by Michelle Jones from the Find A Grave website
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