Colvill, George Chaigneau


He was the second son of Robert Frederick Steuart Colvill and Sophia, (daughter of George Maconchy of Rathmore, County Longford) of Coolock House, County Dublin, and Governor of the Bank of Ireland. He came to Culverlea from Mr. F.M. Buckland’s school at Laleham, was a House Prefect his last year and went up to New College, Oxford, in 1910.

On the outbreak of war he joined the South Irish Horse and proceeded to the front in December 1915, serving there continuously till his death. He was promoted to Captain on 26th October 1916. His battalion were mainly working on improving the dug-outs, and assisting the Royal Engineers. However they were still targets for enemy fire and he was killed during a change-over of units at Fontaine les Croiselles, near Bapaume on November 30th 1917.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Colvill
  • Forenames or initials: George Chaigneau
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1907-1910
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: South Irish Horse
  • Date of Birth: 31st January 1894
  • Date of Death: 30th November 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY : Grave II. A. 11.