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Collot, Thomas Alexander (1894-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Thomas Alexander Collot (1894-1916), born 4 February 1894 at 8 Park Road, Willesden, son of Henry Collot (auditor in the exchequer) and Margaret Anne Collot (nee Berry) of 37, Woodville Gardens, Ealing, London, formerly of Seymour Avenue, Mannamead, Plymouth. Brother: Henry Gordon Collot.

 

Attended Plymouth College, 1904-1908.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1908-July 1912; 6th form; 2nd XI cricket team; 2nd XV rugby football team.

 

Attended Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and took his 1st MB in 1912. Took French as an additional subject.

 

Attested for the Inns of Court OTC in November 1914; gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Moving to Romsey in May 1915, the regiment sailed to Boulogne on 14 July 1915.

 

WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment), 6th (S.) Bn. Killed at the Somme on 1 July 1916 in the fighting between Mametz and Moutaulban.

 

Commemorated at:

Carnoy Military Cemetery, Q. 22 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/292752/COLLOT,%20THOM...

 

Gonville and Caius College War Memorial www.cai.cam.ac.uk/chapel/history

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance. Collot and Mrs Collot donated £20 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of their son, 2nd Lt. T.A. Collot.

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