CHALMERS, COLIN EDMUND ALLEYNE
Born 11th May 1882 Hobart Tasmania to Edmund Alleyne and Rosalie Chalmers (nee Walker)
CHALMERS. -Colin Edmund Alleyne, 2nd Lieutenant, killed in action in France on 17th inst., second eldest son of the late Edmund Alleyne Chalmers and Rosalie Chalmers, Bellerive.
The Mercury 21 June 1917
News was received on Tuesday last that Lieut. Colin Alleyne Chalmers had been killed in action in France on the 17th inst. The deceased loft Tasmania with the l5th Reinforcements and spent some months in Egypt and France before going to England, where he secured his commission. He left for France again in April, once again joining up with his battalion. In local affairs and sport he was keenly interested. For some time he held the position of secretary to the Bellerive Rowing Club, and did his best to make rowing in that centre a success. As a churchman he was very staunch and fearlessly stood to his principles. He was a member of the Clarence Board of Patronage resigning that post when enlisting. In his youthful days he was deeply interested in soldiering and on the formation of the cadet corps in 189a was one of the first to volunteer later holding the rank of colour-sergeant. Some yearrs later he was transferred to the infantry, and became attached to the body known as the Sandy Bay Company. His connections with the military covered a period of about ten years. As a man he possessed a keen sense of honour and was held in high esteem by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his many friends. He was the second son of the late Mr. Edmund Alleyne Chalmers and of Mrs. Chalmers of Bellerive and was in his 35th year
The Mercury 21st June 1917
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