Wilfred Collinson, c1920
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This candid, happy portrait of Wilfred Collinson was taken in 1920 after his First World War service. Wilfred Collinson enlisted in 1914 when he was just 19 years old.
After the war, he returned to Melbourne and married Carline Aminde the year this photograph was taken. Neither Wilfred or Carline could foresee that the trauma from his war experience would lead Wilfred to Bundoora Repatriation Hospital, where he would live for 35 years until his death in 1972.