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A plaque commemorates Allan Collins who was killed in a train accident in May 1953. 

Allan Collins was born in Launceston in October 1942, one of two sons of Mrs Kathy Collins, who was the matron of the Launceston Church Grammar School for many years. Allan was a pupil at Grammar where he made good friends and loved to play football.

In May 1953 he was staying with Duncan McGeachie at St. Mary's. Apparently the two boys were playing on the railway line when a shunting train backed over him and killed him.

In the Grammar Chapel members of the Old Launcestonians Football Club placed a plaque on the end of a pew in his memory.



Address:36 Mowbray Street , Launceston Church Grammar School Chapel , Mowbray , 7248
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.408822
Long: 147.129342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:18-May-1953
Actual Event End Date:18-May-1953


Front Inscription

Donated by the Old Launcestonians Football Club

In memory of Allan Edward Collins

- Aged 10 years 8 months  -

Accidentally killed. 18th May 1953


Source: MA,JG
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