Born: Baptised 20 November 1887 at Prees, Shropshire.
Family: Sixth of eleven children born to Thomas and Mary Clay. In early 1914 Colin married Selina Mulliner in Whitchurch and together they had two children, Brian and Joan.
Residence: According to the census returns of 1891 and 1901 Colin was living with his parents and siblings at the Blacksmith’s shop in Church Street, Prees. By 1911 the family had moved to 19 Pepper Street, Whitchurch. From the time of his discharge in 1919 to his death in 1936, the family were living at 18 Park Road, Whitchurch.
Employment: In 1911 Colin was working as a blacksmith with his father and brother.
Died: Aged 48 and buried 8 February 1936 in Whitchurch Cemetery.
Regiment: Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Service Number: 36635
Date of Enlistment: 23 December 1916
Date of Discharge: 19 September 1919
Reason for Discharge: Not known
Other Information: Suffered from sciatica attributed to war service. Didn’t serve overseas.