Second Lieutenant Edward Carl Kestell Colle MC
Citation for the MC is as follows: London Gazette 14th November 1916 (Page 11049). " For conspicuous gallantry in action. He fought his Tank with great gallantry, reaching the third objective. Later, on several occasions he went to the assistance of the infantry and finally brought his Tank safely out of action". Colle was the son of a notable Cardiff Tailor. He was formerly a chatering clerk at Messrs Lysbergs (Limited) based at Cardiff Docks. Early in the war Colle joined the Glamorgan Yeomanry. He reached the rank of Sergeant Major. He was later commissioned into the Heavy Section of the Machine Gun Corps. Colle was born on 12 February 1893. He subsequently served in the Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War in India and the UK reaching the rank of Temporary Major.
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