Distinguished Conduct Medal , trio & Memorial Plaque, Coldstream Guards, a fine award annotated for ‘Richebourg March 1915. Cuinchy June [1915], Vermelles Cambrin, July 1915.’ and additionally for and has three times, as bombing instructor, saved men’s lives by throwing away bombs which have been accidentally dropped being severely wounded in the act. Also three times wounded at 1st Ypres, later attached to the West African Frontier Force and killed in action , on 16 October 1917, at the battle of Mahiwa, German East Africa. The battle was noted by the British Official History as the “most disastrous day for the Nigerian Army since the formation of the force” and was called “the most savage battle in the history of African conflict-not excluding Omdurman or any engagement of the Boer War.”


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