Collas family members who served in World War 1

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Collas family members who served in the Great War


One member of the family lost his life while serving in the armed forces and a further nine saw active service in World War 1.

The dates shown are often birth or baptism dates from our database, not necessarily those shown on service records, and parishes shown are parish of birth, where known, not the parish in which individuals were living when they joined up.

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

Old Victorian sons of Edwin Jervoise Francis Collas and Laura Charlotte Braithwaite

  • Douglas Philip Jervoise Collas (1886-1955) OV, Major, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Francis Jervoise Collas, OBE, MC (1881- ) OV, Major, Royal Field Artillery. No MC citation found.
  • Henry Laurell Jervoise Collas (1883-1939) OV, Captain, South Staffordshire Regiment
  • William John Jervoise Collas, DSO (1880- ) OV, Lieut-Colonel, South Staffordshire Regiment

Sons of Philippe Edouard and Mary Jane

  • Alfred Collas (1883- ) (St My) Private, RE
  • Philip Collas (St My), Private RJGB

  • Gordon Collas (1890- ) (St H) son of George Philip and Henrietta Square, ex-RMIJ, Private, RJGB
  • William Francis Collas (St H), King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  • William Henry Collas (1897- ) Ordinary Seaman RN, HMS Blenheim
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