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Herbert Colley
« on: April 29, 2016, 10:01:08 AM »
Hi I am trying to find out more about a relative called Herbert Colley 33232, he joined the Manchester regiment in 1908. I believe he was in the GW as he has a medal card which I haven't accessed yet. He was invalided out of the GW but I don't know the reason why? As this is the info I cannot find, if anyone can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful..

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John Foy

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Re: Herbert Colley
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 01:53:26 PM »
Hi John, this is all I could find - it appears that neither his service or pension record survived the WW2 blitz:

Private 33232 Herbert Colley
Enlisted 11.12.15
16th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment
Medal entitlement: British War and Victory Medals (meaning he first served overseas after 1st January 1916)
Discharged 01.06.18
Silver War Badge no: 395897 (indicating he was medically discharged as wounded or sick)

Hope this helps

« Last Edit: April 30, 2016, 07:21:06 AM by Pete Th »

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41