Private First Class Columbus Marion Collins

Columbus Marion CollinsPrivate First Class Columbus Marion Collins

3rd Army, 8th Corp
36th Division, 61st Brigade
2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, F Battery

Born: 7/16/1914 in Palmer, Texas (Ellis County)
Died: 2/29/1944 at POW hospital camp, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Cause of Death: Dysentery

Columbus M. Collins’ brother, Hughey, was attached to the 36th Division, 131st Field Artillery, Headquarters Battalion. Hughey Collins, born 3/30/17 in Trumbull, TX (Ellis County), saw action in the European theater in World War II.

DD 214 Hughey Collins


Photo and bio of Columbus Marion Collins submitted by James Prince, grandson of Hughey Collins, grand-nephew of C.M. Collins