1. Grave:Vlamertinghe Military CemeteryV. A. 3.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.119
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour32B GQS

Awards & Titles:

Military Cross

Family :

Son of Alfred Colson and Marguerita Colson of Avondale, Leicester. His father was a civil engineer with Leicester Corporation.

husband of Gladys Ruth Colson, of West Ridge, Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth.

Education & Career :

He went to Brynmelin School, Weston super Mare.

He was a member of the East India Club.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 21st Siege BatteryRoyal Garrison Artillery 

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Roos-Keppel No. 3374 E.C.Pakistan
Joined : Stewart No. 1960 E.C. Punjab

13th August 1913
10th September 1913
14th January 1914

Records of his mother lodge show that he is excluded from 18th May 1921, despite showing war service and dues paid up to 1920.

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