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VC1046    Harold John Colley

Name  Harold John Colley   No.   40684   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1046   Awards   VC     MM

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 10th Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   A/Sergeant

Rank End Of Career  A/Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Winson Street, Dudley Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   Martinpuich, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, 5 miles north of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 2, Row Q, Grave 4

Gazetted   22 October 1918

VC Presented   Posted to his younger brother, Albert


P  Headstone, Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, 5 miles north of Albert, Somme, France

P  Named on War Memorial, St Mary's Church, Bearwood Road, Bearwood, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Memorial Plaque, Council Building, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands

Illuminated Address,  Fusiliers Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Lancashire

P  War Memorial, Baptist Church, Bearwood Road, Bearwood, West Midlands

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, Victoria Park, Smethwick, West Midlands

By The Way…

Before the war he worked in the Birmingham Jewellery Business

VC Held By

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Wellington Barracks, Bury, Lancashire, England



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BORN   26 May 1894

DIED   25 August 1918  AGE   24

VC Won   25 August 1918   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Martinpuich, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War