Arthur Amery Collinson was the son of the late Thomas Antwis Collinson of 4 College Road, Great Crosby.
Reports on his death appeared in the Crosby Herald on the 2nd September 1916 and in the Liverpool Echo on the 30th August 1916. The photo that appeared in the Liverpool Echo report is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
   Captain A.A. Collinson, reported missing at Loos, Sept. 25-27, 1915, and now officially believed killed, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Collinson, College-road, Great Crosby. Captain Collinson, who was 31 years of age, was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, Great Crosby, and amongst other distinctions passed the London Matriculation with honours, being placed 9th out of 3000 candidates. After leaving school he studied law and obtained a first-class in both the preliminary and final examinations, when he was awarded the Atkinson Conveyancing Gold Medal, the Timpron Martin Gold Medal offered by the Law Society, and the Enoch Harvey prize for the best Liverpool candidate. Prior to the war he was with Messrs. Waltons and Co., solicitors, London, and he joined the H.A.C. on the day war was declared. Shortly afterwards he obtained a commission in the East Surrey Regiment, and was promoted to a captaincy on the 9th of May, 1915. He had previously been a keen member of the 2nd V.R. King;s (Liverpool Regt.), now 6th K.L.R., and shot in the Bisley teams for three years, gaining the Clement-Smith --- Gold Medal in --- as well as many other prizes.
Probate of his estate was obtained at London on the 7th November 1915 by Thomas Antwis Collinson, bootmaker. His home address was given as 39 Shrubbery Road, Streatham, Surrey. His effects were valued at 1073 1s 5d (over 46,000 at current values.)
He is remembered on the family gravestone at St Helen's C.of E. graveyard, Sefton.
In loving memory of Margaret Alice the beloved wife of Thomas A. Collinson Great Crosby died April 23rd 1923, aged 73 years
Also in dear remembrance of Arthur Amery youngest son of the above Captain 9th East Surrey Regt killed in action September 25th 1915 aged 31 years
And in loving memory of Thomas Antwis Collinson died March 30th 1927, aged 84 years
And of Alice Mabel his youngest daughter died Dec 19th 1976
And William Ivan Butler-Wright her dear husband died Aug 6th 1974