Norman COLLYER
Rank: Corporal
Number: 266355
Unit: 12th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 18/19 September 1918
Age: 30
Cemetery: Doiran Memorial, Greece

Norman had been born in Stockport, the son of William Wells Collyer and Maggie R Collyer. He was in business as a property repairer and was Secretary of the Men's Class at St Saviour's C of E Church, Store Street.

He enlisted in the army in December 1914, joining the local Territorial Battalion, the 6th Cheshires. He was still with that Battalion at the beginning of 1917 when he was given the above six-digit service number.

In the summer of 1917, he was home. It's not known if this was leave or if he was recovering from illness or a wound. However, he took the opportunity to get married to Lucy Jane. After the war she was living at Mile End House, Stockport, but it's not known if they shared this home.

This is possibly when Norman was transferred and sent to Greece to join the 12th Battalion. In September 1918, he took part in the attack described here. Afterwards, he was posted as "missing" and it would not be until February 1919 that Lucy received notification from the War Office that he was officially presumed to have been killed. His body was never found and identified.

   
           
   
     
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