Lieutenant Harry George Welham

Photo:The Military Cross

The Military Cross

Photo:Wargnies-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery

Wargnies-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery

CWGC

By Jim Devlin

Service Number - Royal Sussex Regiment, 3rd Bn. attd. 9th Bn.

Killed in action on 4th November 1918 aged 27.

Buried at Wargnies-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery in France.

Son of Frank and Ellen Welham of Mountnessing Rd., Billericay.

Lieutenant Welham was awarded the Military Cross and the London Gazette of 16th August 1917 states: “For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack he showed the greatest courage and skilled leadership, personally supervising the whole line of advance until he fainted from exhaustion. Later he took a platoon forward into shell holes during heavy bombardment, thereby saving many casualties.”

This page was added by Jim Devlin on 13/04/2015.
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