Birth & Upbringing: Colin was born 1933 in Umtali where he was raised.
Family: He married Anne, and they had two sons, Peter and Michael. He also had three brothers and two sisters. Colin's widow, Anne, later suffered an unfortunate incident in which she detonated an anti-personnel mine in the Umtali hills cordon sanitaire resulting in the loss of a leg. Michael, the one son, who carried his mother out of the danger area, was later murdered in a robbery shortly after Zimbabwean Independence. 
Education He did his secondary schooling at St. George's College in Salisbury. 
Vocation: After his schooling Colin worked in London for a time as a draughtsman, but returned to Rhodesia to start farming in Umvukwes (now Mvukwe). In 1959 he started his career in forestry. He joined the BSA Police Reserve in January 1961; Reg.No.12461; served until April 1975. Colin was a member of PATU from 1966 until 1974 when he joined the Melsetter Back-Up Group.
Demise: KIA - contact and engagement with enemy while serving as a Field Reservist in Melsetter. . Colin set up a roadblock on the Ndima road into Ngorima Communal Land in response to an earlier incident involving the murder of a mobile banking teller. It was night-time and Colin was on duty when he noticed a person approaching, whom he challenged. The reply came in a burst from an AK 47 fired by Dhawayo and Colin fell, killed instantly. 
Burial: Colin was buried in the Melsetter (now Chimanimani) Cemetery following a semi-military funeral on 2 May 1975 
Last edited 10 Oct 2018 - AD Field
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