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Harold John Colley
Birth: May 26, 1894
Death: Aug. 25, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Smethwick, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusilliers, British Army. On August 25, 1918, at Martinpuich, France, during a German counter-attack Sergeant Colley's company was holding an advanced position. The forward platoons were ordered to hold on at all costs and Sergeant Colley without orders went to help the forward two platoons. He rallied the men, then formed a defensive flank and held it. Although out of the two platoons only three men remained unwounded and himself seriously wounded, he prevented the enemy from breaking through. He died of his wounds shortly after. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on October 18, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Mailly Wood Cemetery
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: II.Q.4.
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Record added: Nov 16, 2004
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