Charles George Collis

Name

Charles George Collis

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

12/07/1916
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
18325
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Plot 1, Row , Grave 33
France

UK Memorials

Baldock Town Memorial
St Mary the Virgin Church Memorial, Baldock
Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Weston

Pre War

Born in 1887, son of James and Mary Louisa Collis, James was a blacksmith living in Maiden Street, Weston. Baptised on 18 May 1887 at Weston. 1911 Census: living in with Frank (also a blacksmith) and Annie Lee as a Boarder at Turnpike, Baldock and working as a Farm Labourer. Married May Aveley in 1912.

He lived in Hitchin Street, Baldock with his wife and two children and was employed at Simpsons, a brewery in Baldock. Enlisted Bedford.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in December 1914 in Bedford. He served in France from October 1915. Died of wounds during the 1st battle of the Somme and the attack on Trones Wood, to the east of Montauban. He died at Casualty Clearing Station No. 5 in France.

Additional Information

His widow, May received a war gratuity of £6. 10s. CWGC has his number as 18325.

Acknowledgments

Adrian Pitts, Paul Johnson, Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer