CAPTAI FRANKMCCALLU M.c.,
9th Gurkha Rifles,
the late Lieut.
youngest son of Mrs. McCallum,
~ b .ANGUSDE SYMONMCCALLU b,. at Mussoorie, India, 26 May I933.
LIEUT. DAVIDDE SYMONBARROWb. at CamberIey 7 Dec. 1910 ;
educated at Stowe School and the R.M.C., Sandhurst.
Bn. The Queen's
(Royal West Surrey) Lieut. 29 Jan. 1934.
8. KATHARINWAY,b. at Spaynes Hall, Great Yeldham, Essex, 3 Oct. I 875. During the Great War she worked at the free buffet for soldiers and sailors at Waterloo Station, and for the Hospital Stores Dept.
Married at Christ Church, Simla, India, 23 Jan. 1904, COLONE JAMES MORRI COLQUHOUCOLVINv.c., of Catchbells, Stanway, near Colchester, and the Junior United Service Club ; b. at Bijnor, N.W.P., India, 26 Aug. 1870 ; educ. at Charterhouse and at the R.M.A., Woolwich (Pollock Gold Medallist), and joined the Royal Engineers on 27 July 1889. He served in the Chitral Relief Expedition in 1895 with the 4th Coy. Bengal Sappers and Miners (India medal 1895, with clasp " Chitral Relief Force "), and on the North West Frontier of India, with the Malakand Field Force 1897-98, taking part in the operations in Bajaur, in the Mahmund country, and in Buner. He was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette, I I Jan. 1898)~ received a clasp (Punjab Frontier 1897-98) and was awarded the Victoria Cross.
The London Gazette, dated 20 May 1898, records that on the 16 Sep. 1897 at the village of Bilot in the Mahmund Valley on the Indian-Frontier
(C . . . after Lieut. Watson [v.c.] had been incapacitated by his wounds from further effort Lieut. Colvin continued the fight and persisted in two more attempts to clear the enemy out of the dark and still burning village. He was conspicuous during the whole night for his devotion to his men in the most exposed positions, under a heavy fire from the enemy."
In 1901-2 he served in South Africa as Special Service Officer, and also
on the Staff, was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette, 2 2 Aug. 1902) for Staff Employment, r e c e i v e d t h e Q u e e n ' s t and and was given the Brevet h r e e c l a s p s ( " T r a n s v of Major. medal with He qualified a a l , " " S o u t h A f r i c a 1 9 0 1 " a n d " S o u t h A f r i c a 1 9 0 2 ' 7 . H e p a s s e d o u t o f t h e S t a f f College, Camberley, in 1909, and was Staff Captain, Army Headquarters, Simla, from 1 1 April 1903 to 15 March 1906 ; General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, Quetta Division, from 7 May 191I to 2 NOV. 1915 ; Lieut. Col. 18 Jan. 1917, and Commandant 3rd Sappers and Miners, Kirkee, India. Retired in 1921.
Colonel Colvin is the elder son of the late James Colquhoun Colvin, Esq., of the Manor House, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, who was in the Bengal Civil Service and was awarded the Indian Mutiny medal as a defender of the House