PrivateCOLLIS, JAMES

Service Number 16525

Died 28/06/1918

Aged 62

Suffolk Regiment

V C

Husband of Adela Grace Collis, of Old Sapper's Lines, Mayo Rd., Poona, India. Native of Cambridge, England.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th May, 1881, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery during the retreat from Kandahar, (Afghan War, on 28th July, 1880), when the officer commanding the battery was endeavouring to bring up a limber, with wounded men, under cross-fire, in running forward and drawing the enemy's fire on himself, thus taking off their attention from the limber."

Buried at WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY

Location: London, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 599

Cemetery/memorial reference: B. 20. 295.


Cemetery details

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.