21 august 1914
6 january 1918
He passed into Woolwich and obtained a commission in the Royal Field Artillery.
He went to France with the RFA, and served through the Retreat from Mons.
He was tranferred to the Royal Horse Artillery as a Captain, serving at the front continuously for three and a half years
Was mentioned in Despatches for his part in the Second Battle of Ypres.
Took command of 65th Howitzer Battery in 28 Brigade of the RFA. 28 Brigade was an Army Brigade, not attached to any particular division but used to support major operations.
Killed in action at Langemark
Date of Death:
Wise Colin Walter
"A" Bty. 74th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
18 february 1892, Cuckfield , Sussex
31 july 1917
Son of Walter William and Edith Wise, of "Coastlands," Sidmouth, Devon.
Educated at Brighton , College
Entered Hampden House, in September, 1906, and left the College in June, 1909
Clerk by the Royal Mail Steam Company and latterly by AM Rothschild
Canada Farm Cemetery
Plot II , Row E , Stone 1
31 july 1917
Enlisted in the HAC, part of the newly formed territorial force, eventually rising to Sergeant
After serving on the East Coast for some months, he sailed for Egypt
In Egypt he was sent to a school of instruction, and was commissioned
Left for Macedonia, and he was on the Bulgarian front in the Struma Valley until July, when his horse fell on him, and broke his ankle.
He was invalided to Malta, and finally to England
Left for France
He was sitting in a trench with several other officers of the Battery, when a shell burst in their midst and killed them all.