L/Cpl. Isaac Collis Killed (11th Battalion)

L/Cpl. Isaac Collis Killed (11th Battalion)

Postby kerchi » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:33 am


A letter from a Chaplain to the Forces was received by Mr. Wm. Collis, of Lowther St., Whitehaven, on Thursday, informing him that his only son, Lance-Corpl. Isaac Collis, of D Company, 11th (Lonsdale) Battalion Border Regiment, had been killed in the great attack last week, but he could give no particulars. All he knew was that he did his duty bravely, and was a son to be proud of. Lance-Corp. Collis, who was educated at Ghyll Bank, and was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Collis, was 27 years of age. Just after war broke out he volunteered his services, but was medically rejected. His desire to serve his country was so great, however, that he shortly afterwards underwent an operation with the object of making himself fit, and upon his recovery was accepted as a soldier and joined the Lonsdale Battalion in November 1914. At the time of his death he had been in France about eight months.

Published 8th December 1916, West Cumberland Times
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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