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Captain Colin Richard James Connors

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  • 42192 Captain
  • Colin Richard James Connors
  • Bomb Disposal
  • Royal Engineers
MBE - Son of James John and Kathleen Myrtle Connors: Husband of Violet Marie Therese Connors of Leeds. Born on the 4th September in 1898 in India Died on the 3rd August 1944. Aged 46. Captain Conners was killed while defusing a bomb on a beach in Yorkshire after distinguished service with the Royal Engineers since WW1 and had been involved with Bomb Disposal since the start of the blitz in London. He was awarded the MBE posthumously and this was given to his son Terrance by the then Princess Elizabeth. Terrence was the eldest of four sons Terrence, Colin, Roderick and Sean. There were seven daughters Colette, Mignonne, Camilla, Delphine, Lorraine, Irmina and Imelda. Captain Connors father James served as a Bandsman with the  Border Regiment while serving in India. Buried at Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery. Section E Grave 275. Believed to have died clearing mines in the north of England.


  1. Ian Davis

    Hello I am a great nephew of 42192 Captain
    Colin Richard James Connors

    The year date is wrong it should be 1944 .He died doing bomb disposal on a Yorkshire beach then .He had also done bomb disposal work in London during the blitz .His MBE was posthumous given to his son Terence by the then Princess Elizabeth.Colin was born 4th September 1898 in India .His father James Connors was a bandsman with the Border Regiment at the time of his birth serving in India then .Colin also served in WW1 as a RE officer .Hope this is useful thanks

    • gary

      Good Afternoon Ian, Thank you for your comments and your Great Uncles details have been updated. Regards, Gary

      • Diane Connors

        My late husband was the posthumous son of Colin Connors. I am trying to compile the family tree so would be most interested to hear from ian

  2. Diane Connors

    He also had 7 daughters – Colette, Mignonne, Camilla, Delphine, Lorraine, Irmina and Imelda

    • Diane Connors

      ??? I want to ‘celebrate’ if that’s the right expression- the 75th anniversary of his death – but this post needs to be up to date! Capt Connors had 11 children not just 4 sons!

      • gary

        Dear Diane, The daughters have been added. Apologies for the delay. We are volunteers with full-time jobs – so updates may take some time. Thanks you providing the additional information.

        • Diane Connors

          Thank you so much for updating the information!


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