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ColbeckFSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 8th Contingent
ColbeckGeorge HenryGeorge Henry Colbeck was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, on 19 July 1860 and was educated at St. Paul’s College, Burgh, 1882, and St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury, 1883. He was ordained a Deacon in 1887 and a Priest in 1888 in Rangoon, Burma. He was Chaplain of the Society of the Propagation of the Gospels Mission at Mandalay and Principal of the Religious School, Burma, 1887-90. He was also Acting Chaplain to the Burma Field Force 1887-90 (Medal with clasps and mentioned in despatches). Returning to England, he was appointed Curate of Goldsborough, Yorkshire, 1890-91; Harewood, 1891-92; and Clayhill, Enfield, 1892-93. He was then appointed Curate-in-Charge of St. Luke, Jersey, 1893-94; St. Matthew, Upper Clapton, 1894-98; and St. Mary, Haggerston, 1898-1900. During the Boer War he was a Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, 1900-01 (Queen’s medal with four clasps). He was then Chaplain at Woolwich, 1901-03; Warley, 1903-04; Standerton, South Africa, 1904-05; Potchefstroom, 1905-09; Dublin, 1909-12, and Portsmouth, 1912-14. Colbeck then served with the B.E.F. as a Chaplain 2nd Class, entering the France/Flanders theatre of war on 10 November 1914 and latterly serving at Rouen. For his services he was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 22 June 1915).
After the war he was Curate of St. Cross, Winchester, 1921-22; Chaplain to Enham Village Centre, 1922-24; Curate of St. Peter, Eaton Square, Westminster, 1925-27; and Curate of St. George, Hanover Square, 1927-31. He was appointed Vicar of Stanford-on-Avon with Swinford in 1931. IGS 1854 (2) Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89 (Rev., Army Chap.); QSA (4) Nat OFS Belf SA01 (Rev., Chaplain’s Dept.); 1914 Star, with clasp (Rev., A.C.D.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Rev.). DNW Mar 10 £1,200.
Army Chaplain's Department
ColbeckJ4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
ColbeckJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's Own) Royal Lancaster Regiment
ColbeckJ JSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
ColbeckJames4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
ColbeckJames12201PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls66th Company, 3rd Btn, IY
ColbeckP1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
ColbeckP3rd Volunteer Company
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Northumberland Fusiliers
ColbeckT MDistrict 2
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Cape Police
ColbeckTom Martin581PrivateQSA (1)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Defence of Kimberley
Cape Police
ColbeckTom William23993Lance CorporalSource: QSA Medal Rolls21st Company, 2nd Btn, IY
ColbertCharles James33857PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls97th Company, 24th Btn, IY
ColbertF1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
ColbertJ2114DriverTo Army Reserve. KSA sent 29 May 1903.


TNA ref 159/9; 315/15
Royal Engineers, Telegraph Battalion, 1st Division
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