Maternal Ancestors – Pedigree Chart
· Wing Commander Gavin Michael (Colenso) Collins (1926 – 2010) Medals – RAAF, Korea, Malaya
· Captain John Montmorency Tucker (1780-1852) – Peninsular War, Waterloo & Ionian Islands
· Colenso Brothers from Christchurch NZ – Their experiences in WW1
· John Eric Colenso (1880-1946) – a British Officer with the Gurkhas in India, Burma, Egypt, France and on the North West Frontier. (updated Dec 2015)
· Angela Margaret Cockburn Colenso (1891-1962) – Red Cross VAD in WW1 (updated Dec 2015)
· Colenso & Jones Connections: How the battle of Colenso (1899) was remembered (Revised June 2016)
· Naval Guns at the Battle of Colenso: an addendum to the Colenso & Jones Connections
· The Long Road to Changi by Peter Ewer, Harper Collins Publishers 2013, describes the service of 4 Colenso Brothers from Sydney in the 2/18th Battalion.
· John Pairn Colenso (1894-1979) was a stoker in the Royal Navy during WW1 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He was a crewman on a Q-Ship captained by Gordon Campbell (http://www.vlib.us/wwi/resources/mymysteryships.html). John was born in Illogan to John Colenso and Sophia Andrew. He later immigrated to Michigan.
Paternal Ancestors from Ireland
· My father’s mother was Dorothy O’Brien and there was a NZ surprise in her grave - An O’Brien Grave in Brighton Cemetery.