John Alfred Collins

ID No.47, (4 May 1922 - 25 January 2006)
Jack Collins
Father*Alfred Collins1,2,3 b. 21 Feb 1895, d. 23 Sep 1981
Mother*Bertha Latham1,3 b. 9 Jul 1892, d. 9 Jan 1974
RelationshipFather of Tony Collins
on charts:
Ancestor Chart for Tony
Descendent Chart for Richard Collins
Descendent Chart for George Mitchell
Descendent Chart for Rosanna Latham
Descendent Chart for Cuthbert Fare
Descendent Chart for William Burrill
Descendent Chart for Margaret Thornber
Descendent Chart for Reuben Schofield
Descendent Chart for Alice Clegg
Nickname John Alfred Collins was usually known as Jack.4 
4 May 1922 Alfred Collins, Bertha Latham and John Alfred Collins lived at 26 Castletown, Portland, Dorset, England.1 
Birth*4 May 1922 He was born in 26 Castletown, Portland, Dorset, England.1,2,3 
Birth Reg3 Jun 1922 His birth was registered in Portland by his father, Alfred Collins.1 
Anecdote* He started playing drums around the age of 16 and shared kits with Ronnie Verrell in their youth. He turned semi-professional at the end of the War and from the late 1940's through the 1950's, he ran his own dance band under the name of Danny Kent. (Ronnie Verrell went on to play for the Ted Heath Band and later Syd Lawrence and Jack Parnell. He was also the inspiration for Animal in the Muppet Show.)4
Residence*24 Aug 1946 John Alfred Collins lived at 112 Ribblestone Avenue, Preston, Lancashire, England.2 
Occupation24 Aug 1946 He was a sergeant in RAF.2 
Marriage*24 Aug 1946 He married Ida Burrell, daughter of Alfred Burrell and Beatrice Schofield, in St John the Baptist Church, Colwyn, Denbigh, Wales.2,5,6,7,3
Occupation*7 Apr 1955 John Alfred Collins was a light-engineering draftsman.5 
Residence*7 Apr 1955 John Alfred Collins and Ida Collins lived at 227 Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, England.5 
Residence27 Oct 1956 John Alfred Collins moved to 50 Taverners Road, Rainham, Kent, England along with Ida Collins.4 
ResidenceDec 1968 John Alfred Collins, Ida Collins and Beatrice Burrell lived at 81 Sinclair Drive, Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland. The family moved to Scotland. Jack was involved in setting up the drawing office in new factory. Housing was sourced by employer.4 
Residencec 1970 John Alfred Collins, Ida Collins and Beatrice Burrell lived at 5 Craigkennochie Terrace, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland. The family buy their first home in Scotland.4 
Residencec 1976 John Alfred Collins lived at 27 Bolam Drive, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland. The family moved house.4 
Occupation8 Jul 1977 He was a light-engineering draftsman.6 
15 Nov 1995 He became a widower on the death of his wife Ida.7 
Residenceb Jan 2006 John Alfred Collins lived at 6 Abden Place, Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland.3 
Death*25 Jan 2006 He died at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, aged 83.3 
Death Reg26 Jan 2006 His death was registered by his son, an unknown person , in Kirkcaldy.3 
Cremation*1 Feb 2006 He was cremated at Kirkcaldy Crematorium, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.4
Ashes8 Feb 2006 The ashes of John Alfred Collins were scattered in Sect.E at Kirkcaldy Crematorium, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, by Crematorium staff in accordance with their policy. No memorial marker was placed.4 


Ida Burrell (26 Jan 1923 - 15 Nov 1995)
  • Tony Collins5,6,3
  • Russell Collins4
Last Edited17 Feb 2018


  1. [S2] Birth Cert: 1922/2: Weymouth 5a,499,289.
  2. [S12] Marr Cert: 1946/3: Aled 8a,789,70.
  3. [S21] Death Cert: 2006: Kirkcaldy (421),60.
  4. [S99] Verbal.
  5. [S2] Birth Cert: 1955/2: Chatham 5b,479,155.
  6. [S11] Marr Cert: 1977: Kirkcaldy (421),215.
  7. [S21] Death Cert: 1995: Kirkcaldy (421),756.