2nd Lieutenant
Colin Miller Jamieson


About Colin Miller

  • Name
    Colin Miller
  • Initials
    C M
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    North Shields
  • Resided town
    North Shields
  • Commemorated
    Arras Memorial, Calais Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery Headstone; Northumberland Street Men's Homely Memorial; Tynemouth High School
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Civil Service

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
    2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment
    London Regiment
  • Battalion
    15th Bn


Colin Miller Jamieson was born at Howdon Road, Chirton, North Shields, Northumberland. He was the son of Andrew, an engine fitter and Mary Ellen Jamieson (nee Miller) previously of 22 Newcastle Street, North Shields, Northumberland, they married in 1889. The 1911 census records the family as living at 24 Sidney Street, North Shields. Colin is one of ten children and is listed as a physical exercise teacher working for the North Shields Education Authority.

Prior to the war Colin was in the Territorial Force, he served with the Civil Service Rifles whilst employed as a clerk 3rd class for the London Telephone Service. He was called up to serve full-time on 5 August 1914.  He was wounded in France and repatriated home to England on 20 December 1915.   He was selected for, and underwent initial officer training, at the Cambridge Officer Cadet Battalion and it was during this period, on 28 December 1916 that he signed the visitors’ book at Peterborough Great Eastern Railway Station. He was commissioned on 15 February 1917 as 2nd Lieutenant in the 15th Battalion of the London Regiment. He was reported missing, presumed killed in action at Arras on 21 May 1917.

See http://www.tynemouthworldwarone.org/database.htm

The Civil Service Rifles War Diary states – ‘Unit undergoing Training on 21 May at MORINGHEM when Lt Jamieson was reported missing initially then declared Killed in Action’.

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