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On 28 July 1880 during the retreat from Maiwand to Kandahar, Afghanistan when the officer commanding the battery was trying to bring in a limber with wounded men under cross-fire, Gunner Collis ran forward and drew the enemy's fire on himself, thus taking their attention from the limber.
- For conspicuous bravery during the retreat from Maiwand to Kandahar when the officer commanding the battery was endeavouring to bring in a limber with wounded men under a cross-fire, in running forward and drawing the enemy's fire on himself, thus taking off their attention from the limber.
One of eight men whose VCs were forfeited .
please update if you know where his medal is publicly displayed
- Location of grave and VC medal (S.W. London)
- Gunner James Colliss
- News Item (biography & re-burial details)
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