Military Stories & Lists


Maternal Ancestors Pedigree Chart

        Private Thomas James (1881-1935) Royal Welsh Fusiliers, RFC & RAF, WW1, story & attachments

        Colour Serjeant Thomas Oldfield (1843-1905) 22nd Regiment (Cheshires), story & attachments

        Serjeant Joseph Bond (1783 1849) Northumberland Militia & Coldstream Guards, Waterloo, story & attachments

Colenso Connections

        Wing Commander Gavin Michael (Colenso) Collins (1926 2010) Medals RAAF, Korea, Malaya

        Captain John Montmorency Tucker (1780-1852) Peninsular War, Waterloo & Ionian Islands

        Colenso Brothers from Christchurch NZ Their experiences in WW1

        John Eric Colenso (1880-1946) a British Officer with the Gurkhas in India, Burma, Egypt, France and on the North West Frontier. (updated Dec 2015)

        Angela Margaret Cockburn Colenso (1891-1962) Red Cross VAD in WW1 (updated Dec 2015)

        Colenso & Jones Connections: How the battle of Colenso (1899) was remembered (Revised June 2016)

        Naval Guns at the Battle of Colenso: an addendum to the Colenso & Jones Connections

        The Long Road to Changi by Peter Ewer, Harper Collins Publishers 2013, describes the service of 4 Colenso Brothers from Sydney in the 2/18th Battalion.

        John Pairn Colenso (1894-1979) was a stoker in the Royal Navy during WW1 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He was a crewman on a Q-Ship captained by Gordon Campbell ( John was born in Illogan to John Colenso and Sophia Andrew. He later immigrated to Michigan.

General Interest

Flowers, Remembrance and Art Of War