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GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

THE MILITARY CROSS 1915-1918

Temp. Lieutenant Hugh Charles Adams - R.A.S.C., attached 8th Bn, Glouc. Regt - MC (Lond. Gaz. 3 Oct. 1919)
"During operations near Haussy on 20th/21st October 1918, he led his platoon forward with great dash, and on encountering two machine-gun positions killed and captured the two teams and guns. Later, on reaching the objective, he carried out active patrolling, keeping in close touch with the enemy and inflicting many casualties on him. From the information gained by his patrolling the battalion was able to secure an important bridgehead over the river Harpies.Throughout he set a fine example of courage to those with him."
Died at Bristol, 20th July 1977, aged 86. Commissioned 1915. Served in WWII. MC, Brother of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, 1914-18 War and Victory medals, Defence and 1939-45 War medals, Civil Defence medal.

Lieutenant F. Alcock - 4th Bn.

2nd Lieutenant Frank Henry Andrews - 3rd Bn. Killed 11 August 1918. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. While his platoon was being formed up for the attack they came under heavy artillery fire and suffered numerous casualties. With exemplary contempt for danger he at once reorganised them, led them forward to the final objective, and pushed on beyond, gaining very valuable information. The success of the raid was largely due to his able control."

Lieutenant Frederick Dudley Andrews - 1/4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917). Killed 14 August 1917. Son of Thomas and Edith, of Lichfield, Staffs. Husband of Gladys, of Shustoke, Warwickshire. Buried at Track X Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres.

2nd Lieutenant Arthur Babbage - 6th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 1 Feb. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He held the enemy back at a critical time with rifle fire whilst a bombing block was being constructed. He held the block against six determined attacks, and though twice temporarily forced back owing to shortage of bombs, he returned each time. He was the last of the party to withdraw, and remained sniping and bombing the enemy during the withdrawal. He set a splendid example of courage and determination."  (L.G. 2 July 1918)

Captain Minden Francis Badcock - 2/5th Bn. Killed 26 March 1918. MC (Lond. Gaz. 19 April 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a successful raiding party.The party captured four prisoners and a machine gun, killed fifteen of the enemy, and destroyed several dug-outs. Before the night of the raid he personally took out a patrol over the ground and gained valuaible information. When returning, he ran into an enemy post, which he dealt with successfully, bombing them and getting the whole of his party back without casualties. During the raid he shot one of the enemy with his revolver when he attempted to bayonet him. He was the last to leave the enemy's trench and, finding a mobile charge which had not been used, returned up the trench and threw it down a dug-out."

2nd Lieutenant Jasper Mountain Chester Badgeley - 1/6th Bn. Awarded for a raid on night 25th November 1915 at Gommecourt Wood (wounded). MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 Dec. 1915)
"For conspicuous gallantry at Gommecourt on the night of 25th/26th November 1915. When in charge of an assaulting party he cut through two lines of wire entanglements, and, though met by a heavy bomb fire, succeeded in entering the German trench with a portion of his party. Although subsequently driven out by
superior numbers, he withdrew his men successfully, after he himself had been wounded."


13991 Company-Sergeant-Major Arthur Bailey - MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)

Captain Walter Baker - 14th Bn. Died of wounds 23 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of G. Baker of Gloucester. Buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksidje. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Oct. 1917: 2nd Lt.(T/Lt) Walter Baker, Glouc. R.
Spec. Res.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of his company the bombing post protecting his flank was heavily attacked and forced to retire. He immediately organised a bombing attack and drove out the enemy,who left five dead in the trench. His coolness and personal courage were a fine example,and materially helped to hold the position."  (Lond. Gaz. 5 March 1918)


Lieutenant Reginald Herbert Ball - 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 31 May 1918)

Captain A.F. Barnes - 2/5th Bn.

Captain (Acting-Major) Donald Gordon Barnsley - MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)


2nd Lieutenant D.L. Bateson - 2nd Bn. - for the action at Roche Noir Salient, Salonika, August/Sept. 1918

Lieutenant D. Baxter - MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 Feb. 1915)

Temporary Captain (Acting-Major ) Geoffrey Reid Arnett Beckett - MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)

Temporary Lieutenant Brian Maude Bellasis - 9th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)

Captain Gilbert Charles Beloe - 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)

Lieutenant T.J. Benjamin - 3rd Bn.

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Norman Benson - 5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 15 June 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his company with great skill and courage under most critical conditions. He withdrew his men in the face of heavy fire with slight casualties. By his personal bravery and determination he set a fine example to those under him." 

Brevet Major Arthur Bicknell - 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)
Died 23rd May 1952 at Bishops Lydeard, Taunton.

Company Sergeant-Major W. Biddle, D.C.M. (bar), M.M. (bar) - 1st Bn. - M.C. 4 June 1918, a raid near Auchy. (Lond Gaz. 26 June 1918) - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on a hostile trench. When, owing to a smoke and dust barrage, the second wave became disorganised, he collected as many sections as he could and led them to the final objective. Here he reached the machine gun post, following the enemy to a system of deep dug-outs. He attempted to get down but failed owing to the amount of smoke. That the final objective was reached was owing, in great measure, to his fine courage, determination and able leadership."
Enlisted 61st Foot in South Africa March 1900. Nov 1903 moved to 28th Foot. Nov 1914 promoted from Pte to Signal-Sgt during fighting at Ypres. MID 18th June 1915. D.C.M. 14th Dec 16 bar 16th May 18. M.C. 26th June 18. 18th Sep 1918 CSM wounded in hand-to-hand fighting in a German trench. (12 wounds in legs & body, a finger blown-off). Took part in the victory march in London, present at the funeral of the unknown soldier in Westminster Abbey. Discharged to pension March 1921. Killed in a German air raid at Clacton-on-Sea 22nd Sept 1941.

Lieutenant Eric Leslie Bird - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 July 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded a battery of machine guns with great skill and daring during an enemy attack. He kept his guns in action under an enemy barrage and inflicted heavy casualties on the advancing enemy. Though at one time he had only three guns left owing to several being put out of action, he kept them firing and gave valuable help to the infantry. He set a fine example of courage and skill."

Lieutenant George Edmondson Birkett (RAMC) - attached 1st Bn, Gloucester Regt. MC (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout 15th and 16th September 1918, during operations south of Maissemy. Working under heavy shell and machine-gun fire he brought in several wounded men. The enemy shot down many stretcher-bearers and stretcher parties on the 16th, but this officer worked indefatigably and continued to search for and bring in wounded until he was wounded in the spine by a sniper on the 16th. By his personal courage and energy he undoubtedly saved many valuable lives."

6210 Company-Sergeant-Major Thomas Bishop - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917).

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Stanley George Blake - 11th Bn. Born 18th March 1897. Gazetted to 11th Bn. Awarded MC, attached Devon Regt. (Lond. Gaz. 15 Jan. 1918)
Bar to MC, attached Devon Regt. (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.He and another company commander, with their companies, successfully defended a bridge-head against five attacks of the enemy and an armoured car. Under heavy shell fire they put up most valuable resistance, and inflicted heavy loss on the enemy."
Awarded Legion d'Honneur, Chevalier: Temporary Lieutenant Stanley George Blake, M.C.,Gloucestershire Regiment. (Lond. Gaz. 21 Oct. 1919). In WWII served with the War Office Selection Board. Major Blake was born and lived in Nailsworth, Glos.

2nd Lieutenant Percival Harold Block - 3rd Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an enemy attack this officer organised a defensive flank under heavy artillery fire, and maintained his position until he received orders from battalion headquarters to withdraw. During seven days' hard fighting which ensued he did patrol work of the greatest value, in one instance going alone three different times into a village and bringing back information which, was of the utmost service. Until he was finally wounded he displayed personal gallantry of a high order throughout the operations."

Captain G.B. Bosanquet - MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 June 1916)

Lieutenant R.W. Bowen - 5th Bn.

Lieutenant Frank Herbert Bowles - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He maintained his position during four enemy attacks, and extricated the remnants of his company when his left flank was turned. He was twice wounded, but remained at duty, showing fine courage and determination."  

4730 Regimental-Sergeant-Major William George Brain - MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)
Enlisted in 1895 and served in Boer War with the 61st. He was a signaller with the 14th Mounted Infantry and during the disaster at Holland's Spruit he remained behind alone to helio for reinforcements. For his gallantry he was promoted to Corporal. 1908-11 he was drill instructor at RMA Woolwich. Colour-Sergt. "B" Coy. 28th Regt. in 1911 and RSM in 1914. Severely wounded on the Somme in WWI. In 1920 he was allotted a new number, as 5172002. He retired in 1922 and was custodian of the Conservative Club at Gloucester until 1944. After this he lived in Stroud until his death on 9th December 1962.

2nd Lieutenant William Bray - 12th Bn. MC for attack on village of Corhet Perdu 28-30th June 1918. (Lond. Gaz. 11 Oct. 1918)
"During important operations he was in command of a company detailed to capture a group of houses about a mile from the assembly point. He led his men with great skill and dash,and was completely successful, the rapidity with which he developed his attack preventing the enemy garrison from recovering and becoming a very serious obstacle to that flank of the advance."

Captain Edward Fitzgerald Brenan - MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.He went out with two men to reconnoitre the enemy's position in a village. He penetrated through their outposts and found the enemy in great strength. Later, he went out again, and eventually crawled through the enemy to the opposite side of the village to ascertain if there were any reserves waiting to come up. Finding none, he returned through the village, locating on his way six hostile machine guns. Owing to his report a rapid machine-gun fire was opened, after which no attack materialised. The information he was able to obtain proved of the utmost value, and his courage and determination were most marked."

Lieutenant Percival James Bretherton - 5th Bn. (attached 2nd bn. Devon Regt). MC (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For gallantry and devotion to duty in the attack east of Arleux-le-Gohelle on the night of 25th/27th September 1918. He personally led his men in the attack, being one of the first to enter the enemy's trench. He personally superintended the clearing of the trench and the consolidation.The success of the attack, and the splendid work of his company were largely due to his personal example of coolness and utter disregard of danger."

Temporary Lieutenant Henry Wycliffe Brewis - MC (Lond. Gaz. 22 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his company with great dash, and seized under heavy fire a hostile advanced post, which proved most useful."

2nd Lieutenant Arthur Britten - 8th Bn. Killed 14 April 1918. MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Jan. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and ability when in charge of the newly captured front, and greatly assisted in the organisation and defence of the line. He set a fine example throughout." 

2nd Lieutenant Frank Edward Browning - 1/4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1918)
Bar awarded (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919): Lieut. (A/Capt.) Frank Edwin Browning, MC, 1/4th Bn.
"During a raid at Ave, on the Asiago Plateau on the night 23rd-24th October 1918, he was acting second in command of the battalion. He personally organised and led several assaulting parties, and was throughout the whole operation with the foremost wave of the attack. He set a splendid example of determination and gallantry, and was himself responsible for the capture of a machine gun." 


Temporary Lieutenant S. Bryant - 1/5th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1919)

2nd Lieutenant Ernest Meredith Travers Burges - 3rd Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 17 Dec. 1917)

Temporary Captain E.W. Burr

Lieutenant Hugh Godfrey de Lisle Bush - 3rd Bn, attached 1st Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 10 March 1915). Died of wounds 17 January 1917. Buried at Eastington Churchyard, Glos.
"For gallantry at Givenchy on 25th January 1915. When one of his machine guns with its complement of men had been buried by a shell, he succeeded under heavy fire in digging out the men and gun and brought them into action again."

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant (Temporary Major) Edmund William Butler - attached Gloucestershire Regiment. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He commanded his battalion for four days with great ability, and was largely instrumental in holding up enemy attacks. He displayed fine courage,and set a splendid example to all ranks."

Lieutenant G.C. Carter - 1/4th Bn. - for Italy 1918.

Reverand Arthur William Marshall Cassan, Army Chaplains Department, attd.1st Bn Gloucester Regt. MC (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations south of Maissemy on September 15th and 16th 1918. This chaplain went forward on both occasions with the advancing troops and worked throughout tending the wounded and burying the dead although exposed to heavyshell and machine-gun fire. His conduct throughout these operations, as also on previous occasions, has been of the highestvalue and encouragement to the troops."

Lieutenant Gilbert Stacey Castle - 4th Bn. Commissioned 1911. Retired 1921. During War became Lieut-Col. and commanded 5th and 8th Bns Lancashire Fusiliers. Also awarded Croix de Guerre. Posted to Territorial Reserve in 1921. Rejoined TF in 1930, posted to South Midland Royal Engineers, as Captain. MC (Lond. Gaz. 22 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He was in command of a company which, with one other, took an enemy front line trench by assault. When the other company commander was killed, he took charge of both companies and held the position against bombing attacks."

Brevet Major J.A.L. Caunter - and bar

Captain Ronald Newton Caws - 10th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917) Died of wounds 31 July 1917. Aged 27. Son of Captain Silas Caws and Margaret, of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Buried at Bleue-Maison Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

Captain E.A.C.D. Chamier - 3rd Linconlshire Regt. Special Reserve, attached 1st Bn. Gloucestershire Regt.
Gazetted 1914, posted to 1st Glosters 1915-1918. In 1916 at High Wood he was the senior serving officer for a period and commanded the Battalion, aged 20. Wounded at Nieuport 1917, awarded MC. During WWII he was a CO in the Royal Pioneer Corps. He died 11th May 1855, in London, aged 58.

Lieutenant G.E. Chaney - MC. Enlisted 28th Regt. 1895. Served Boer War. Commissioned 1915. MID twice. Retired 1921. Employed at Capper Pass & Sons Ltd of Bristol. Bristol Home Guard 1939-45. Died 7th November 1954 at Bristol, aged 76.

Lieutenant Willoughby George Chapman - "A" Coy. 12th Bn. Attached from 2nd Bn. MC for a raid on 5th March 1917 in the Cuinchy Sector. (Lond. Gaz. 24 April 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading a raiding party. He gallantly led his men into the enemy's trenches, inflicted many casualties, and captured several prisoners. He set a fine example to his men."
Commissioned into 2nd Bn, 1913. Served WWI (MID), posted to 12th Bn in 1915. Adjutant of 1st Bn 1919-22. Retired 1935 with rank of Lieut-Col. on the Reserve of Officers. Re-employed during WWII. Died 7th June 1958 at Greywell, Hants. aged 67.

Lieutenant W. Charnock - 4th Bn.

Lieutenant Norman Melville Chivers - 6th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 16 Nov. 1917)

2nd Lieutenant G.F. Churchill - 1/5th Bn. - for Piave, 15-16 June 1918 (Lond. Gaz. 28 June 1918)

2nd Lieutenant Alfred John Mitchell Clarke - Glouc. R. and RFC. MC (Lond. Gaz. 14 Sept. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has led fourteen bomb raids, the majority of them against distant objectives, and his gallantry and skill have inspired the greatest confidence.Although continually heavily attacked by enemy aircraft, he has successfully inflicted considerable damage upon his opponents, as well as upon his objectives."

Temporary Capt. Charles Frederick Empson Clarke
- 9th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 24 July 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While leading his company to the assault he was severely wounded. He nevertheless successfully assaulted the enemy position,and subsequently withdrew to our own lines when ordered."

Temporary Lieutenant James Lang Cochrane, M.B. - R.A.M.C., attached Glouc.R. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Feb. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry arid devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in tending the wounded under heavy fire. He has on many previous occasions done fine work."

Lieutenant Collins - 2nd Bn. - M.C. for a raid 7 March 1918, Salonika.

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Archer Colt, D.S.O. - 12th Bn. New Years Honour 1917.

Captain Edward Conder
- 5th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 11 May 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He, without a guide, led his men to their positions, and carried out a most successful attack on the enemy's trenches. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative."

Temporary Major B.K. Cooke - 18th Bn. - and bar

Lieutenant William Harold Coombs
- 12th Bn. MC for attack on village of Corhet Perdu 28-30th June 1918. (Lond. Gaz. 11 Oct. 1918)
"During important operations lasting three days he displayed marked ability in command of a company, showing courage and dash in the advance,and skill and determination during the difficult task of consolidation under heavy machine-gun fire. He successfully defeated a heavy enemy counter-attack, and the able manner he led and disposed his men largely helped in the
success of the enterprise."


2nd Lieutenant William Conrad Costin - 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When the enemy penetrated our front line he pushed forward to a point where he was much exposed,and directed an accurate fire on the trench with his trench guns. It was largely due to his skill and courage that we recaptured the trench."
Died at Oxford 22nd October 1970, aged 77. Dr. William Conrad Costin, OBE, MC.

2nd Lieutenant A.J. Cox - 6th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 27 Nov. 1918)

Captain Lionel Howard Cox - Glouc. R. and Machine Gun Corps. MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917). Photo taken 1933.

Lieutenant H. Crampton - 6th Bn.

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Allen Lepard Crockford - MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 August 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He went to the assistance of a working party which had lost its officers, and later, when our ammunition was running short, organised carrying parties, cleared the way for them under heavy machine gun fire, and succeeded in getting ammunition through. He was twice knocked over by the
blast of shells."

2nd Lieutenant William Thomas Danahy - 1st Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry and initiative on 16th September 1918, south of Maissemy.The platoon being held up by several machine guns, this officer crawled forward and sniped two entire machine-gun teams, and remained out all day ,preventing all attempts of the enemy to get his two guns. He did splendid work."
Enlisted in the Glosters as a Boy (No. 7388) in 1904. CQMS 1914. Commissioned 1916. Recalled in WWII as a Major and posted to the Pioneer Corps, serving the last 2 years at the Record Office, Ashford. His son, Capt. R. Danahy (late Major 15th Punjab Regt) was appointed to the Reserve of Officers, Gloucestershire Regt in 1949. Danahy's father, grandfather (61st, Punjab and Mutiny) and possibly great-grandfather (28th, Peninsula) served with the Regiment. Major W.T. Danahy, MC died at Nottingham on 10th Jan. 1973, aged 85.

Temporary Captain Wilfred Frederick Darke - 7th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 1 Feb. 1916)

2nd Lieutenant Frank Chaplin Davis - (Lond. Gaz. 4 June 1917)
MC 1917 (wounded). Granted Regular Commission after the war. Retired 1935. Died at Aldershot, 7th April 1976, aged 86. (Lt-Col.)

2nd Lieutenant Walter Ernest Davis - Glouc.R. and RFC. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Feb. 1918)

Temporary Lieutenant John Durand Deacon
- 7th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 24 August 1917)

2nd Lieutenant Albert Joseph Deaton
- 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Oct. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In an attack he led his platoon with great dash and judgment. When held up by machine-gun fire he got his Lewis gun into action at once, silenced the hostile gun and charged the position. He inflicted considerable losses on the enemy by his prompt action." (Lond. Gaz. 5 March 1918)

Temporary Lieutenant Herbert Dickinson - 10th Bn. Killed 27 May 1918. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a composite company in a counter-attack through a heavy barrage, and by his courage and example inspired his men. After gaining his objective,he consolidated his position-with great skill."

2nd Lieutenant Arthur William Dobson - 1st Bn. M.C. for Festubert, 18 April 1918 (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the line on his flank had been pierced by the enemy, he held on to his position all day, by skilful handling of his men, preventing the enemy either getting up reinforcements or enlarging the gap. By sticking to his position he enabled a successful counter-attack to be launched."

Lieutenant Leonard Dudbridge - 2/5th Bn. - M.C. (gazetted 18 Feb. 1918) and bar (26 July 1918) citation for bar - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of the redoubt company. Although outflanked by the enemy on both sides, and heavily attacked by superior numbers, he maintained his position with the greatest courage and determination, and when ordered to retire, he personally supervised the withdrawl, though exposed to short-range rifle fire and machine-gun fire."
Lt-Col. L. Dudbridge, MC died 18th February 1955 at Stroud, aged 62. MCs awarded for gallantry at La Vacquerie and at Holnon Wood. Commanded Stroud Bn, Home Guard during WWII.

Captain Donald Duncan, D.S.O. - 1st Bn, 1914 star with clasp; British War & Victory Medal; DSO; MC; Brevet of Major. 3 times MID. Retired from the regiment in 1921 after 11 years service.

Lieutenant Wilfred Joseph Dutton
- 1/4th Bn. - MC for Italy, 1918. (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"In a raid at Ave on the Asiago Plateau on the night of 23rd/24th October1918, he led his company with conspicuous gallantry, quickly overcoming all enemy resistance and capturing fifty prisoners and three machine guns. By his personal example of courage and determination he contributed very largely to the success gained by his company."

Lieutenant Cecil Spencer Dyer
- 4th Bn - (London Gazette 8 March 1918) - "For conspicuous gallantry and initiative near Sweveghem on 20th October 1918 when the Battalion was forming up in the assembly position, battalion headquarters was fired on by machine guns from the left rear. Battalion HQ immediately took up a fire position and engaged the enemy with rifle and machine-gun fire. He dashed out and forced the survivors of the enemy to surrender, accounting for one of them personally."
Captain Dyer entered the 4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment in August 1916. He was promoted Lieut in 1918, and Act/Captain and Adjutant the same year. He took part in the operations in Russia attached to the 4th Bn North Staffordshire Regiment. He also received the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne. Died in London, 17th January 1934.

Captain Benjamin Ellis Eastwood - 8th Bn. Killed 30 May 1918 - (Lond. Gaz. 25 Aug. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking command of his company after the Commander had been killed and leading them forward with great determination and courage under fire. During the whole of the operations he showed utter disregard of his own personal safety."

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant F. Elliott

Temporary
2nd Lieutenant Arthur Charles Sotheron Estcourt - MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He fought his battery with great effect under very heavy fire during the attack,dispersing many enemy bombing parties. He also knocked out a machine-gun which was holding up the advance of one of our bombing parties."

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant William Rudolph Everard - MC (Lond. Gaz. 11 Oct. 1918) 
"During an attack this officer, with a detachment of six men and a Lewis gun, successfully prevented the enemy from working round the flank of his company,and when the company was ordered to retire he held his position under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire until the operation was complete and all casualties were withdrawn. He behaved throughout with conspicuous courage and coolness."

Temporary Lieutenant Thomas Ewing
- 8th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 16 Nov. 1917)

Captain William Edward Fisher - 4th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 1 June 1917)

2nd Lieutenant Roy James Fitzgerald - 12th Bn. Awarded for bravery on 3rd Sept. 1916 on the Somme.
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He was the only officer left unwounded of the four assaulting companies, and at once took command, consolidating the defences of the captured position, and led a party to establish posts in an outlying wood. He has previously done fine work." (Lond. Gaz. 20 Oct. 1916) 

2nd Lieutenant John Archibald Fletcher - 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 March 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He handled his company with marked ability, and succeeded in repulsing a strong enemy raiding party. He set a fine example to his men."
Awarded bar to MC.

Temporary Lieutenant G.F.M. Forbes

Captain Thomas Shirley Foweraker
- 2/5th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 31 May 1918) 

2956 Company-Sergeant-Major Alfred Fowles - MC (Lond. Gaz. 22 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. When his officers had become casualties he took command of the front line, rallying and urging the men forward under heavy machine-gun fire. He had previously on another occasion shown great bravery."

2nd Lieutenant Albert Furley
- MC (Lond. Gaz. 3 June 1916)

Temporary Captain Howard Wills Fussell
- 7th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 August 1918)

Lieutenant E.N. Gardner - 2/5th Bn.
Col. E.N. Gardner, OBE, MC, TD died 3rd June 1973 in Bristol. The last CO of 6th Bn June 1934-38.

Second Lieutenant John King George - 3rd Bn. attached 1st Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 March 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry. When establishing a new post it was largely due to the energy and courage of 2nd Lieutenant George, after his senior officer had been killed, that the work was successfully completed. During the first hour the work was carried on under heavy trench-mortar fire."

Died at Hastings, August 1970, aged 77.

2nd Lieutenant Henry Lawrence Oldmeadow Gill - 3rd Bn. attached Royal Welsh Fusiliers. MC (Lond. Gaz. 24 November 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. During a raid on an enemy trench he made his way through wire, under very heavy fire, with great courage and determination. Later he rescued a wounded man."

Lieutenant Gerald Noel Gosling - 1st Bn. Killed in North Russia 7 July 1919. M.C. for Festubert, 18 April 1918. (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a portion of the line was pierced by the enemy, this officer, with 18 men, was ordered to close and hold the gap at all costs.Getting into touch with a platoon on his flank, he at once attacked, closing the gap, shooting some 20 or 30 of the enemy, and leading a bombing rush on a crater post which resulted in the capture of seven prisoners. His dash relieved a very awkward situation, and his performance was of great value."

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Nutcombe Gould
- MC (Lond. Gaz. 21 June 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in command of a patrol which was fired on by an enemy machine gun at a range of 30 yards, and three of his men were wounded. He succeeded in dragging two of them back, with the help of the third man, a distance of 200 yards to a point where he could return to our lines and bring back help. His courageous and determined action prevented the men from falling into the enemy's hands."

2nd Lieutenant Frederick Collins Granger
- 1st Bn. Died of wounds 30 March 1917. Aged 37. Son of John and Christina Granger, of Glasgow. Husband of Agnes, of Hastings. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 May 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of three patrols. He personaly reconnoitred the position, and, in spite of very heavy hostile fire, succeeded in leading one patrol through a gap in the enemy's wire. He was severely wounded. He has previously done fine work."

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Henry Bruin Grant - (Lond. Gaz. 11 May. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led hife company in the most gallant manner, and although severely wounded, continued to command until he fell from exhaustion." (Lond. Gaz. 14 August 1917)

Lieutenant Harold Vernon Gray - 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 July 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The enemy were believed to have penetrated into a position held by an advanced right company,and he was sent to report on the situation. He displayed great courage and resource both in going and returning under heavy shell fire, organised the position, and successfully returned with a very clear report."

Lieutenant Robert Michael Grazebrook - MC (L.Gaz. 11 Jan. 1916)

Lieutenant Michael Arthur Green
- (L.Gaz. July 1918) - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went forward after a successful attack to reconnoitre and adjust the new line in full view of the enemy and under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He showed marked ability in carrying out this work, and obtained valuable information which enabled dispositions to be made to ensure the line against immediate counter-attacks."
Died 28th Dec. 1971, in London, aged 80. Brigadier M.A. Green, CBE, MC.

Temporary Lieutenant Thornborrow Clifton Greenhalgh - 12th Bn. MC for attack on village of Corhet Perdu 28-30th June 1918. (Lond. Gaz. 11 Oct. 1918)
"He led the men of the platoon of which he was in command with great dash and courage during an attack. On reaching the final objective some 2,000 yards from the point of assembly his company commander was killed, and he took command and ably directed the difficult work of consolidation under heavy machine-gun fire. He helped to defeat a heavy counter-attack by the enemy, and during the whole of the operations, which lasted for three days, he set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty that greatly inspired his men."

Temporary Lieutenant Percy Norman Grubb - 9th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 15 June 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When commanding his platoon he made a successful attack under heavy fire and very adverse weather conditions. His skill and gallantry largely contributed to the success of the operation."

Lieutenant Reginald Edward Guise - 12th Bn. Killed 29 June 1918. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of a company. He was ordered to fill a gap and take up a line between two companies, which were each attacking groups of buildings. He effected this,
capturing a few prisoners, and adjusted the line, consolidating so quickly that when the enemy put down a heavy barrage, his company sustained but few casualties. Throughout the operations he set a fine example of ability and courage."

Temporary Lieutenant Percy Henry Hadida - 2nd Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 30 May 1919)

5113 Regimental-Quartermaster-Sergeant Samuel Hague
- MC (Lond. Gaz. 29 Dec. 1916)
Captain (QM) Samuel Hague was killed in an air raid on Bristol, 17th March 1941, aged 67.

Lieutenant Willam John Hale
- 12th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 19 April 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a fighting patrol which crossed a river with the object of capturing prisoners from the hostile posts on the river bank, he was attacked by a greatly superior force of the enemy. Seeing that his men were greatly outnumbered, he gave the order to withdraw, and with three other ranks acted as a covering party, thus enabling the main body of the patrol to withdraw. On one of the covering party becoming a casualty he attempted to reach him, and in order to do so he had a hand-to-hand encounter with the enemy, during the whole of which period he displayed great courage, ability and devotion to duty."
Bar awarded (Lond. Gaz. 3 Oct. 1919)
Lieutenant (A./Captain) William John Hale, M.C. - 3rd Bn, Glouc. Regiment, attached 1st Bn, Devon Regiment.
"For most conspicuous gallantry during operations on 20th October 1918,north-east of Neuvilly. When the enemy attempted to counter-attack it was greatly owing to his personal effort that the attack was defeated and twelve prisoners and two machine guns captured. Later on in the day he led his men on to the final objective, capturing about forty prisoners. The success of the operations was greatly due to his good work." (M.C. gazetted 22nd April 1918)

Captain Montague Walter Halford - MC (Lond. Gaz. 28 Dec. 1917)
Joined the 1st Bn from Sandhurst, 1910. Wounded at Ypres 1914. Joined 2nd Bn. After war served in Ireland and Germany. Retired 1924, farming in Sussex. WWII unfit for active service. 1944 appointed Senior Agricultural Officer, Civil Affairs, 2nd Army and served in Normandy, Belgium and Holland. Invalided home 1945. Lieut-Colonel Halford died 23rd October 1955 at Falmouth, aged 64.

2nd Lieutenant Alexander Furneaux Hall
- 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He held a position most gallantly with a number of men of his battalion throughout the day, and finally, throughout the night, held a position in rear with his party and a Lewis gun. He behaved splendidly, and caused heavy casualties to be inflicted on the enemy."

2nd Lieutenant C.F. Hall - 1/5th Bn.

2nd Lieutenant John Lanyon Hall - 'A' Company, 1st Bn. - MC for Festubert, 18 April 1918. An account from a letter written by Lieutenant Hall - "It was on the 18th April. I told you about our battle in the previous letter. The Bosch attacked and surrounded my position. I was in a very difficult position. My men were being knocked out right and left. I wouldnt give in, but stuck to my post with the few men I had left. I asked for 3 volunteers to come with me and attack the enemy with bombs. We went out and only myself and a man came back alive. The other 2 were killed. It was an absolute wonder that all of us weren't shot. I held on all day until I had only 3 men left. During the evening fresh men were sent up to me and I was able to attack and drive the Hun back to his trench again. We killed quite a large number. It was like killing rabbits. It was awful to hear the cries of my poor men who had been wounded. All that we could do with them was to bandage up their wounds."
(25 M.M.'s to the 1st Bn for 18th April 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. A portion of the line held by this officer's company was destroyed by shell fire, the enemy penetrating the gap. By promptly forming a defensive flank, he prevented the arrival of reinforcements, and finally leading a bombing party forward inflicted severe casualties and restored the line. He remained cool and confident throughout a very trying day." MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)

Captain Vincent Bingham Bingham-Hall - 8th Bn attached 1/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 Dec. 1918) - bar (L. Gaz. 24 Dec. 1918)

2nd Lieutenant Nelson Victor Halward - 1st Bn attached 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on enemy position S.W. of Fleurbaix, on 30th September 1918. His platoon was selected to secure and hold an enemy position on a flank, and he pushed them forward and occupied an advanced position, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. In face of heavy machine-gun fire and snipers he held on to his position, and it was mainly owing to his coolness and initiative that the remainder of the attacking troops gained their objectives."

Lieutenant H.W. Harding - 4th Bn.

1255 Company-Sergeant-Major Robert Henry Harper - Enlisted November 1885, served for 40 years. Promoted to Sergt. in 1890, RSM 6th Bn in 1912. To France 1915. Awarded MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917). Died at Bristol, 4th December 1934, aged 65 years. MC, 1914-15 trio, LSGC.

2nd Lieutenant Ernest Edward Harris - 4th Bn. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 2 July 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy had penetrated the line on the immediate left of his company and was bombing up towards our front he took charge of bombing parties and drove the enemy out of our line. There was continuous fighting at the bombing block for over fourteen hours, during the whole of which he remained in charge inspiring the men with confidence and preventing the capture of a further portion of our line."
Died at Weston-Super-Mare, 1971.

Captain S.S. Harris - 6th Bn.

Captain David Henry Hartog - 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 14 Jan. 1916)

Captain Eric Howard Harvey - 2/5th Bn. Killed 30 Sept. 1918. MC (Lond Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. After a senior officer had been wounded he led a bombing attack against a trench held by 40 of the enemy. He drove them out and consolidated the captured trench."
Awarded bar to MC (Lond. Gaz. )
"He led his company with gallantry and ability in an attack, and drove the enemy, with many casualties, from the position where he was holding up our advance. At one time his men were practically surrounded and under heavy fire, through which he rushed without hesitation to warn an advancing battalion of the position of his company. He averted what might have been a most unfortunate accident by his promptitude and disregard of danger."

Temporary Lieutenant George Bertram Maxwell Hayes - 7th Bn. MC for Mesopotamia (Lond. Gaz. 5 February 1918).

Lieutenant Arthur William Haywood
- 4th Bn. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 2 July 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy captured 600 yards of our front line on his flank, he formed a defensive flank and successfully directed an operation by which the enemy were driven out; and a bombing stop was established."
Bar awarded.

Lieutenant Stanley Frederick Hill - 4th Bn, attached 1/5th Bn. Killed 4 November 1918.
MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 May 1917).

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemy's trenches. He led his men with great dash during the fighting in the enemy front line, himself killing one of the enemy and capturing two prisoners. Later, he organised and led a bombing attack. He was wounded."
Bar to MC (Lond. Gaz. 3 Oct. 1919)

"For conspicuous gallantry in leading his company in the attacks on Beaurevoir and Maretz 9th/10th October 1918. The success of the operation at the first place was largely due to the efficient mopping up of the cellars, which he personally led in the most gallant manner.Throughout the operations he consistently showed courage and ability of a very high order."


Temporary Captain Harold Drummond Hillier
- 13th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1918)


Brevet Major Henry Francis Leonard Hilton-Green, D.S.O. - 2nd Bn. - Also awarded Legion d'Honeur (France) and Order of the Star (Rumania)

Temporary Lieutenant C. Hindmarsh

2nd Lieutenant W.H. Hodges
- 1st Bn. Enlisted 1898, 61st Regt. To St. Helena and India. Joined 28th Regt in India. Commissioned from CSM in 1914. Wounded at Battle of the Aisne. QSA, MC, 14 star/bar trio. Died at Evesham 29th April 1936. MC (Lond. Gaz. 10 March 1915)
"For gallantry and coolness on 25th January 1915, at Givenchy, when he succeeded in holding a position after his senior Officers had been killed."

Lieutenant (acting Captain) Francis Lord Charlton Hodson - MC (Lond. Gaz. 11 May 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company most gallantly against a strong enemy redoubt, being twice wounded, and refused to be brought in till the wounded round him had been evacuated."
Born 15 Sept. 1895, son of Rev. Thomas Hodson (Rector of Oddington). Educated Chelt. College. Commissioned 1914 7th Bn. Shot in the knee at Chunuk Bair, 7 Aug. 1915. Rejoined 7th Bn in Mesopotamia. MC for re-taking of Kut. Wounded several times. Right hip shattered attacking a redoubt outside Baghdad. Evacuated to Bombay then UK. Married his nurse in 1918. Returned to Oxford 1919. Jurisprudence (hons) 1920. To the Bar 1921. KC 1937. Knighted and appointed a Judge soon after. Court of Appeal 1951 and a Privy Councillor. Appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1960, title of Baron Hodson of Rotherfield Greys (Oxford). Member of the Court of Arbitration at the Hague 1949-71. President of the British branch of the International Law Association. Eldest son KIA in North Africa 1942. Wife died 1965, daughter died 1981. Died 11 March 1984, aged 89.

Lieutenant F.C. Holbrook

2nd Lieutenant Cecil Frederick Holland
- 4th Bn. MC. (Lond. Gaz. 22 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. After reconnoitring the enemy trench he led forward his platoon with great dash. Although wounded he did fine work repelling bombing attacks."
Bar awarded (Lond. Gaz. 25. May 1917)

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organised a party and succeeded in capturing an enemy machine-gun, clearing the enemy out of their position, thereby enabling his company to advance. He was severely wounded."

2nd Lieutenant Joseph Guest Holman, M.B.E. - 1/6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 May 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry during an attack by the enemy. Although knocked down and much shaken by a shell, he refused to go back, and coolly continued to direct the defence of his post."


Lieutenant William Howard Claude Homer - 6th Bn. Killed 26 April 1918

5965 Company-Sergeant-Major (A/RSM) Frederick James Hopcroft - 8th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Realising that the enemy had broken through at one point, he organised a party and dug a defensive flank. He collected stragglers, rallied them, and put up such a resistance that the enemy advance was checked long enough to enable a brigade of artillery and other units to withdraw enemy machine-gun fire."

Lieutenant H. Horton - 6th Bn. - and bar

Lieutenant William Henry Horton - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in commanding the leading platoon on the left of his company. When the officer commanding became a casualty and the attack being momentarily held up by machine-gun fire, he went forward and led on to the objective, thus ensuring the success of the attack. He has commanded his company with marked ability during subsequent operations."
Commissioned 4th Bn, November 1915. Served with 2/5th Bn, with whom he won the MC. To TARO 1921. Called up 1940 for duty with 5th Bn and RMP until 1948. Major Horton, MC, TD, died at Cheltenham, 3rd June 1954.

Major A.H.S. Howard

2nd Lieutenant Claud Mitchell Hughes-Games - 6th Bn. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 15 June 1917).
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great coolness and initiative when in command of a daylight patrol, obtaining valuable information. He has at all times displayed great gallantry under fire."
Bar (Lond. Gaz. 1 Feb. 1918). Died at Eastbourne, 27th Feb. 1971, aged 74.

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant J.G. Ibbotson

Captain Manley Angell James, V.C. - 8th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 14 Sept. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Previous to our attack, he took up a forward position under heavy hostile barrage in order to obtain accurate information as to the progress of our advance. He afterwards went forward and assisted to consolidate, as well as in the capture of a strong point, and having rallied the supports when they were disorganised by hostile fire he led them to their position. He then made a very daring personal reconnaissance of the whole line under heavy shelling and rifle fire that he might send back a report to his battalion commander, and his total disregard of danger and brilliant initiative throughout the action were largely responsible for its success."
Born at Odiham, Hampshire, 12th July 1896. Commissioned 8th Bn Dec. 1914. Severely wounded at La Boiselle 1916. Rejoined Bn spring 1917. MC for Messines Ridge 1917. Won the Victoria Cross at Velu Wood, awarded 21 March 1918. Missing in action, POW in Poland, severely wounded. Regular commission Dec. 1920. Staff College 1932. In 1939 commanded 2nd Bn The Royal Sussex Regt. 1940 GSO1, 54th Division. 1941-43 CO 128th Infantry Brigade, North Africa. Awarded DSO for Beja, Tunisia. Landed at Salerno, Italy with the Assault Brigade; wounded by shell fire and evacuated to North Africa. Dec. 1943 appointed BGS Training GHQ Home Forces. 1944 CO 140th Infantry Brigade. 1945 served with the RAF Regiment, HQ British Air Forces Occupation, Germany. Retired March 1951, employed as Works Defence Officer, Bristol Aeroplane Company. Deputy Lieut. of Gloucestershire 1957. MBE (civil) 1958. Died at Bristol, 29th September 1975.

Lieutenant L.A. Jarvis

Lieutenant O.R. Jenkyn
- Enlisted as a boy in 1908, served in the band of the 61st Regt. Commissioned in WWI. Later transferred to the Indian Army. Invalided from the Army 1931. Died at Falmouth 23rd April 1933, aged 40 years. MC, 1914-15 star trio.

Lieutenant J.D. Johnston - 2/5th Bn.

6359 Company-Sergeant-Major A.J. Jones - 8th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 July 1916)

Captain A.M. Jones - 3rd Bn.

Lieutenant H.E. Jones - 6th Bn.

Captain Hugh Jones - 13th Bn. Died 10 November 1918

2nd Lieutenant Edward Albert Robert Josephs - 5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Nov. 1917)

Lieutenant L.W. Just - 6th Bn

2nd Lieutenant Leonard King - 1/6th Bn. MC (22 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon under very heavy machine-gun fire after suffering severe casualties. On the next night he showed great coolness in steadying his men during a heavy bombardment."
Killed 18 April 1917. Killed when a German mine blew up the Battalion HQ at Villers Faucon. Aged 27. Son of Henry and Margaret King, of Bristol. Buried at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, Somme. (see Nott).

Temporary Lieutenant Hugh Cowell Kinred - 14th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 July 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry. When a bomb thrown by the enemy fell at his feet in the trench, he at once threw himself on it, and was blown into the air and much bruised and cut by the explosion, his life being saved by his steel waistcoat. His plucky action saved many casualties."
Born in Lancashire. His brother, Temporary Lieutenant Spencer Walpole Kinred, 35th Bn M.G.C. was also awarded the MC (4 Oct. 1919).


Temporary Lieutenant B.B. Kirby - 12th Bn.

Temporary Lieutenant Alexander Laird - 12th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when commanding his company and supporting an attack. Considerable enemy resistance being encountered at a group of buildings, he took his company forward, captured the objective, and consolidated the position. With the assistance of a C.S.M. and a runner he captured 30 of the enemy in a cellar. Throughout the whole operations he displayed great courage, cheerfulness and marked ability."
Awarded bar to MC.

Lieutenant John Henry Langdon - 2nd Bn. (attached RAF). Killed 5 June 1918
MC (Lond. Gaz. 8 Dec. 1916) Temp. 2nd Lt. John Henry Langdon, Glouc. R. and Machine Gun Corps.
"For conspicuous bravery and ability during an attack. Though wounded in the arm he stayed with his guns, bringing one of them up unsupported by infantry, thereby breaking up a counter-attack. He remained with his guns until again wounded."

Lieutenant Frank Howard La Trobe - 13th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 8 Dec. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon and cleared the enemy trench and constructed fire bays, working for five hours under heavy fire. He displayed great courage and determination throughout."

Captain Charles Edward William Lavender - MC, 1st Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917).
Awarded bar, 2/5th Bn
(Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For gallantry on 30th September 1918. In the attack S.W.of Fleurbaix he commanded hie company with conspicuous ability under most difficult circumstances. A further attack was ordered on 1st October and he organised the whole operation, his ability in handling all the attacking troops being most conspicuous. The objectives were all gained, and he personally superintended the consolidation, moving about in the open under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire with an utter disregard of personal safety."
Commissioned 3rd Bn, 1915. Posted to 1st Bn. Wounded in German counter-attack at Nieuport 1917. Posted to 2/5th Bn, wounded (machine gun bullet in right arm that then lodged in his ribs) and bar to MC. Later, posted to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars in Ireland. Died 29th July 1982 at Wilmslow, aged 82.

Lieutenant Gordon Stewart Le Brun - 3rd Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 5 March 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile raid. When the enemy gained a footing in the post of which he was in charge, he shot two of the enemy with his revolver and at once organised a party to attack the rest with the bayonet and drove them from the post."

Temporary Captain Arthur Wellesley L'Estrange-Fawcett - MC (Lond. Gaz. 24 July 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Owing to the intense barrage his company suffered heavy losses. He, however,got the remainder in front and succeeded in occupying the enemy's position. He then reconnoitred the whole position, and was able to send back valuable information."

Temporary Captain A.A. Lewis - 7th Bn.

Temporary Major Walter Lewis - 8th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917)

Captain James Lloyd - 8th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918) Died of wounds 21 April 1918.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He covered the withdrawal of his battalion with great skill, and did not vacate his position until under enfilade fire from both flanks. By his masterly stand two batteries of artillery were able to make good withdrawal."

Temporary Lieutenant Harlowe Robert Lowe - 13th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 24 Nov. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He handled his platoon with great courage and skill. Later, he personally guided a small party back to the dump under intense fire to fetch material required in the front line."

Lieutenant Richard Lowe - 1/4th Bn. - MC for Italy, 1918. (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"During a raid at Ave, on the Asiago Plateau, on the night 23rd-24th October 1918, it was largely due to this officer's very gallant leading and personal courage that his company captured over 100 prisaners."

Temporary Lieutenant Merrick Dunlop Lucas - 1st Bn (attached). MC (Lond. Gaz. 30 May 1919)

Captain Leycester William Dewi Lyne
- MC (Lond. Gaz. 14 Jan. 1916)

Temporary Captain Henry John MacKenzie - 1st Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry throughout 15th and 16th September 1918, during operations south of Maissemy. Subjected to severe machine-gun fire, causing many casualties, this officer handled his command with great skill and gallantry. His flank exposed and confronted by much wire, he fought his way forward, and materially assisted in the success of the operation."

Lieutenant Philip Henry John Mallett - 1st Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 April 1918). Died of wounds 12 November 1918 "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When detached about a mile and a half from battalion headquarters he succeeded in filling up a gap of some 900 yards between the two attacking battalions. When during the relief the guides went astray he personally led each platoon of the relieving company up to its position under trying conditions of weather and shell fire and brought his company out successfully."
Bar awarded (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on Fresnoy and Gricourt 24th September 1918. His skill and dash resulted in a large number of the enemy being captured, after the barrage had passed over their dug-outs. Later, he repelled a determined counter-attack without asking for artillery support, and captured forty prisoners."

2nd Lieutenant W.E. Marks, M.M. - 6th Bn.

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant George Boustead Mason - 10th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 14 Nov. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He handled his machine-gun with great courage and determination. Later, during an enemy counter-attack, he armed himself with a rifle, and continued to fire at the enemy until severely wounded."

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Harold Meldrum - 14th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 July 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry. He led a bombing party into the enemy's trenches, captured and brought back a machine-gun after killing the gun crew, and successfully bombed dug-outs. They were heavily shelled when returning."

2nd Lieutenant Horace Merrick - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 June 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great coolness and bravery when in command of his company,and displayed great energy in organising the whole position captured, having had to assume command of the other company meanwhile."

2nd Lieutenant Hugh McLean Millar - Highland Light Infantry, attached Glouc.R. MC (Lond. Gaz. 11 May 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Accompanied by two men he carried out a daring reconnaissance under very heavy fire and brought back most valuable information. He set a splendid example through-out the operation."

Lieutenant P.A. Morfey - 1/5th Bn. (London Gaz. 27 Nov. 1918)

Captain T.R.B. Moir - 1st Bn.

2nd Lieutenant Wilfred Wynter Morgan - 1st Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry when rescuing four men who had become imprisoned in an old mine under very heavy shell fire. His name has previously been noted for gallant conduct."
Commissioned into the RAF he was a Group Captain by the end of the Second World War and was part of the team that worked on perfecting the design of the 5-ton bomb.

Lieutenant C.L. Morris - 6th Bn.

Lieutenant Charles Thomas Morris - MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 April 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his platoon was held up by a pill-box, he at once charged it with a party of eight. Seven men were knocked out at once, but he went forward with the remaining man, and was able to throw a bomb into the entrance, upon which the surviving occupants surrendered. Throughout the whole operation he displayed splendid powers of leadership and initiative."

Lieutenant George Moulder
- 6th Bn. Joined the Regiment in 1882, was Colour-Sergt. of 'D' Coy. in 2nd Bn. during Boer War. MID for gallantry at Modder River. Posted to Pay Staff, 6th Bn after the War. In 1914 posted to 9th Bn as RSM. Later commissioned. Served in Egypt and Palestine (MID). MC (Lond. Gaz. 4 June 1917). MC, QSA, KSA, 1914/15 trio, LSGC. Died at Bristol, 21st June 1929.

Captain Dudley Edward Mozley - MC (Lond. Gaz. 3 June 1918)

Lieutenant Arthur Leslie Walter Newth - 1/4th Bn. - Gazetted to 4th Bn in 1914 (from Bristol Grammar School). Capt. 1915. Major 1917. Commanded 6th and 11th Bns Cheshire Regt, and 2/23rd County of London Regt. Also awarded DSO. Became Lieut-Col. commanding 4th Gloucesters in 1929. The first MC awarded to a Territorial officer. (Lond. Gaz. 16 Nov. 1915)
"For conspicuous gallantry on the night of 6th-7th October, 1915, at Hebuterne. A party of the battalion was mending wire in front of the trenches when the enemy opened a heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. When the party had retired to the trenches it was discovered that one man was missing, and Lieutenant Newth, closely followed by a Serjeant and a private of the battalion, immediately went out again in face of the heavy fire.They found the missing man wounded and entangled in the wire, released him and brought him in."

Lieutenant Reginald William Newman - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917)

Lieutenant Patrick Oliver Norton
- 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of the leading platoon of his company in an attack. The platoons were heavily shelled in the captured positions for fifteen hours, after which the enemy counter-attacked, but were driven back with heavy loss. This was largely due to his fine example and determination."

Captain Louis Cameron Nott - 1/6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917). Killed 18 April 1917 when a German mine blew up the Battalion HQ at Villers Faucon. Aged 23. Son of L.T. Nott, of Stoke Bishop, Bristol. His brother , Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas W. Nott, D.S.O. was killed in the same explosion. Buried at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, Somme.

Lieutenant Kenneth Mander Oliver - 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 24 Sept. 1918).
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of the forward guns during an enemy attack. Under very heavy fire he organised the gun teams and controlled the fire of the guns until all ammunition had been expended. He then withdrew his men and joined up with the infantry in the support line. Though wounded by shrapnel he remained at duty until he had reorganised his men and handed them over to the infantry company commander."

Lieutenant Alfred Otterburn
- 2/5th Bn. - London Gazette 1 February 1919 - "For gallantry and devotion to duty South West of Fleurbaix on 30 September 1918. He commanded his platoon and subsequently his company being surrounded, he withdrew from the enemy lines after capturing twelve prisoners and inflicting casualties and clearing up an orchard, which was holding up the troop on his flank. He displayed great gallantry under fire, and by his coolness and fine leadership, extricated his platoon from a dangerous position with slight casualties."
Alfred Otterburn was commissioned 2nd Lieut, from 20 London Regt, 30 Oct 1917; MID London Gazette 27 Dec 1918. promoted Lieut on 1 May 1919.

2nd Lieutenant Cecil Langham Ovenden - 1/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 10 Dec. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry at Garde Mill, near Pommereuil, on 23rd October 1918. He went forward with four men as a patrol to ascertain the situation at Garde Mill when his company was held up by heavy machine-gun fire. The four men with him became casualties, but he gained valuable information and returned and took his platoon forward, driving in and capturing or killing two hostile machine-gun posts, and enabling his company to move forward."

Lieutenant Sidney Arnold Pakeman - 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 15 June 1917).
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company in the most gallant manner and personally tried to cut gaps in the enemy's wire. Later, although wounded, he remained at his post."

Temporary Captain (Acting Major) Walter Parkes, M.C. - Glouc. Regiment. bar (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy penetrated the line in places, and elements of different units began to withdraw, this officer at once led forward the battalion and such other details as he was able to rally and restored the situation. His initiative and coolness saved a general withdrawal. The day before and the day after he remained in advanced brigade headquarters, which was under heavy fire, and was the means of communication between the brigade and various companies." (M.C. gazetted 25 August 1916)

Captain Leslie Gerard Parkinson - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917).

Captain Wilfred Wharton Parr - 12th Bn. Killed 8 May 1917. Aged 44. Son of the late Rev. Robert Parr. Husband of Katharine, of Bathford, Somerset. Enlisted 1914, Commissioned Feb. 1915. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan 1917). Listed on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.

Temporary Captain Waldemar Max de Paula - MC (Lond. Gaz. 4 June 1917)

Temporary Lieutenant C.L. Perry

2nd Lieutenant Leslie Harold Perry
- 4th Bn. Killed 6 October 1918

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Robert Charles Perry - MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. Under heavy shell fire he dug out three men of his company at great personal risk. Next day, by his fine example, he steadied his platoon in a position in which they were suffering heavy casualties, and safely withdrew them."

Temporary Lieutenant Charles Spurgeon Petheram
- 12th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 17 Dec. 1917)
Acting Captain Charles Spurgeon Petheram, M.C. - bar (Lond. Gaz. 16 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company during an attack. He carried out the assault in a very efficient manner, displaying great courage and ability. The success of the operation was largely due to the care he had devoted to patrolling the ground in front and the completeness of his dispositions for the attack."

Lieutenant W.J.H. Pope - 6th Bn.

Lieutenant Leslie Archibald Powell - MC (Lond. Gaz. 9 Jan. 1918. Glouc. R. and RFC)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on several occasions in attacking enemy aircraft in superior numbers at close range, destroying some and driving down others out of control. He has also done excellent work
on photographic reconnaissances, and has, in every instance, displayed the greatest gallantry and splendid offensive spirit."

Awarded bar to MC.

2nd Lieutenant Herbert Raphe Power - 2nd Bn. - West Riding Regt. attached Gloucestershire Regt. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1918. New Year Honour); also awarded the Greek Military Cross.

Temporary Captain John Clifford Proctor - 13th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1918. New Year Honour)

Temporary Lieutenant H.K. Prosser

Lieutenant Thomas Tannatt Pryce, V.C.
- 1/6th Bn. Awarded for a raid on night 25th November 1915 at Gommecourt Wood. (Wounded in raid and invalided back to England. He later returned to France with the 2/6th Glosters. He transferred to the Grenadier Guards and was killed near Vieux Berquin, while commanding No.2 Company, 4th Grenadier Guards, on 12th April 1918. He was "last seen engaged in a fierce hand-to-hand struggle against overwhelming odds" and was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross).
Military Cross (London Gazette 23 Dec. 1915).
"For conspicuous gallantry at Gommecourt on the night of 25th/26th November 1915. When in charge of an assaulting column he succeeded in entering the German trenches unobserved, clearing them, and bombing large parties of the enemy, who were crowded in deep dug-outs. Although wounded himself, he subsequently extracted his men successfully in face of superior numbers."
Bar to M.C. (Lond. Gaz. 19 July 1916).
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He commanded the leading platoon in the assault, with great dash and determination, right up to the enemy's trenches, under very heavy fire of all kinds. He set a fine example." (Lond. Gaz. 8 Sept. 1916)

Lieutenant George William Radford - 12th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 Feb. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked under cover of a heavy bombardment he led a bombing party forward from the support position and assisted in driving the enemy back. His quick grasp of the situation and gallant leadership were invaluable at a critical time."
(Lond. Gaz. 18 July 1918)


Captain George Ernest Ratcliff - 1/5th Bn. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 5 March 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with great skill in the attack, capturing the enemy position and two machine guns. He reorganised two companies and consolidated the position. By his skill and coolness under heavy fire he greatly contributed to the success of the operations."

Lieutenant John Harold Ellerson Rickerby - 2/5th Bn. M.C. (Lond. Gaz. 22 Sept. 1916 for action at Aubers Ridge). Killed in action 22 March 1918.
"For conspicuous gallantry.He defended his post with the greatest determination against two strong attacks by the enemy, preceded by heavy bombardment. When his signallers had all become casualties, he went himself under fire to the signal dug-out to ask for reinforcements. On his return he beat off another attack by machine-gun fire, and then counter-attacked with the bayonet."

Lieutenant Frederick Arnold Ridler - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 August 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry and ability during a raid. He assumed command when his Captain was mortally wounded, completed the operation skilfully and successfully, and withdrew in good order to his own trenches."

Lieutenant Harold Theodore Alvin Ripperger
- 4th Bn, att. 1/7th Lancshire Fusiliers. Killed 23 October 1918.
MC (Lond. Gaz. 29 Nov. 1918).
"For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He led the attack on a position and successfully checked the enemy's counter-attack. Finding his right flank in the air, he attacked the enemy in a trench on his right flank, and in conjunction with another company captured an officer and about ninety other ranks. He showed great courage and ability to command."

Lieutenant Kenneth Anstruther Robertson - 1/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 8 Jan. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all telephonic communication had been cut for eight hours and all runners had failed to get through, he went forward under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to two battalion headquarters and brought back reports over a distance of nearly a mile. Later, when the brigade observing officer had been wounded, he effected his relief through heavy barrage. During both of these journeys his gallantry and disregard for personal danger deserved the highest praise."

2nd Lieutenant Francis Dudley Rugman - 1/6th Bn. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 15 March 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry. When entering with a serjeant a sap occupied by the enemy he was hung up by wire. The serjeant was wounded and 2nd Lieutenant Rugman covered his retreat by throwing grenades. While doing this he was himself wounded. Two men of his covering party were also wounded by rifle fire, and 2nd Lieutenant Rugman, after placing one in a shell hole, assisted the wounded serjeant and one man into our trenches and then returned and brought in the other wounded man."
Awarded bar to MC.

Lieutenant J.F. Russell - 2nd Bn. - for the action at Roche Noir Salient, Salonika, August/Sept. 1918.

2nd Lieutenant Valentine Scroggie - 1/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 9 Dec. 1919). Killed 4 November 1918.
"For conspicuous gallantry near Bazuel on 20th October 1918. He was in command of a platoon ordered to take part in a local operation for advancing the line. He attacked a ridge under heavy fire, capturing it with sixteen prisoners. Later, he beat off several enemy attempts to take the ridge."

Captain Anwyl Seldon
- 1st Bn. - M.C. for Bethune, 18 April 1918. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer commanded a company in an isolated position. Attacked on three sides by considerable forces of the enemy, and heavily bombarded, he put up a most gallant
defence, beating off all attempts on his posts and inflicting considerable losses. His coolness and determination were largely responsible for the success of his battalion."


Captain Herbert Colin Blair Sessions - 5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 2 June 1916)

Lieutenant W.G. Shipway - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 15 June 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great gallantry and initiative in the face of heavy fire,withdrawing his men to a better position, and holding it with complete success."

Temporary Captain Eric John Lester Shufflebotham - 14th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Oct. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the evening of the attack he went up to the captured position and marked out a line for the wiring party, enabling a continuous belt of wire to be constructed the same night on a two-company front of the captured position. Throughout the night he was continually along the front, and it was largely due to his personal example and energy that the work was completed." (L.G. 7 March 1918). Born 11 Sept. 1894. Enlisted 12th Bn in Nov. 1914. Commissioned May 1915, 14th Bn. Acting Major, October 1918; 63rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. His brother, Capt. G.M. Shufflebotham, 7th Bn Somerset L.I. was killed 3 Sept. 1916.

2nd Lieutenant James Goodwin Shuttleton - Highland Light Infantry, attached Glouc.R. MC (May 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rushed an enemy trench, and then led his platoon forward through a village, driving the enemy before him. Later, he rendered invaluable assistance during the work of consolidation."

Captain Lional Randolph Colerdige Simmer - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917).

Captain Ronald Sutherland Brook Sinclair - 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 15 June 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great coolness and iniative in organising a party which captured an enemy machine gun. Later, he superintended the digging of an advanced position under heavy fire."
Awarded bar to MC (Lond. Gaz. 3 Oct. 1919)
Captain Ronald Sutherland Brook Sinclair, MC, 2/5th Bn, Glou. Regt, T.F.
"During a night attack at Mareshes on 1st November 1918, he commanded his company with most conspicuous gallantry and skill. A strong enemy post held up the advance in one sector, and he rushed the post with a few men, shooting some of the occupants himself with a revolver. On 2nd November, after the battalion had again attacked, he reorganised his company under very heavy enemy artillery fire until he was wounded. He inspired all ranks by his fine example." (M.C. gazetted 18th June 1917)
Canon R.S.B. Sinclair, MC, died May 1953. President of the 2/5th Bn Old Comrades Association.

Temporary Lieutenant Joshua Skinner - MC (Lond. Gaz. 7 March 1919)

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Sidney Slavitz
- MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When ordered to retire, this officer collected his platoon and sent it away under a N.C.O., while he himself remained behind under intense machine-gun fire to cover the
withdrawal. Before leaving, he killed four of the enemy with his revolver. He did fine service."

Sidney Slavitz married in 1923, had 2 children and 4 grand children. He lived in Sunderland and Gateshead. He died on Sunday 28th March 1971, aged 76.


Captain Kenneth Algernon Russell Smith
- 3rd Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 14 Nov. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. By his fink example, he kept up the spirits of his company during several days of heavy bombardment,while his trenches were being literally obliterated by shell fire."

Temporary Major Colin James Smithells - 9th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 24 July 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his Company in the assault with great courage and ability in the face of heavy fire. On being ordered to withdraw to our own lines it was entirely due to his fine leading that the Company suffered so few casualties."

Lieutenant Reginald Harry Smyth - 6th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Feb. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men with great courage and determination, capturing an enemy gun and several prisoners. Later, he assisted in directing the attack, and maintained his position until assistance arrived."

Lieutenant Hugh Poussett Snowden - 5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. When his senior officers had become casualties in the capture of an enemy trench, he was sent forward to take command. He displayed great coolness in consolidating the position won. He has also led with success two night attacks and two strong bombing attacks."

Lieutenant Nigel Fitzroy Somerset, D.S.O. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 7 Feb. 1918)

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant F.J. Stebbing - 2/5th Bn.

2nd Lieutenant George Stephens - 5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 March 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He handled his platoon with great gallantry, and materially assisted in repelling a strong enemy raiding party."

Lieutenant Stanley John Stidston - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 13 Sept. 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made valuable reconnaissances and then led an offensive patrol. On the approach of an enemy working party he ordered his patrol to fire on the main party while he himself jumped out of the trench and captured a prisoner single-handed, thereby obtaining a valuable identification. He showed great initiative."

Lieutenant Max Burgoyne Stone - 1/5th Bn, attached 1/4th Bn. MC (London Gazette 3 June 1919. Birthday Honour, no citation)

Temporary Captain Cecil Henry Stork - 11th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 August 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. Although wounded, he volunteered for and carried out in broad daylight a dangerous reconnaissance in a wood, and brought back valuable information."

Captain Stanley James Stotesbury - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 2 July 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked he led the headquarters company in an endeavour to hold up the enemy, who were advancing in large numbers. When forced to withdraw, he collected scattered parties and got his men together with the greatest coolness and determination, in spite of heavy fire. He rendered valuable service throughout the operations."


Lieutenant Stanley Frederick Sullivan - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 Nov. 1917)
"For exceptional good service during the attack on Burns House near Poelcappelle on 9th Ocober 1917. He led his platoon with great courage and determination, capturing a concrete emplacement which was held by 2 German machine guns, and later assisted in the capture of a strong redoubt by working round its right flank. While the position was being consolidated, he took out a patrol of 6 men to gain touch with the company on his right and although 3 of his men were killed he continued until he had gained touch. His personal courage and devotion to duty throughout the whole operation was a splendid example to his men."

Captain S.B. Swan - 2nd Bn.

Temporary Lieutenant Reginald Stanislaus Victor Talbot - MC (Lond. Gaz. 2 July 1918)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was performing traffic control duties when the enemy penetrated the line, whereupon he defended the guns in the vicinity until all the .ammunition was expended. With his party he held his own against very superior numbers, and during the withdrawal he covered the retreat of other parties. Throughout the fight he displayed great gallantry and excellent leadership under the most trying circumstances, and in the face of greatly superior numbers."

Lieutenant Arthur Alexander Taylor - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 3 June 1918. Birthday Honour, no citation)

2nd Lieutenant Ewart John Taylor - Glouc Regiment, attached Welsh Regiment. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1918. New Year Honuor. No citation)

Lieutenant Bertram Temple - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1918) & bar (?)
Commissioned Dec. 1914. Wounded Sept. 1915. Posted to 8th Bn, June 1917. Awarded MC & Bar, and Japanese Order of the Rising Sun. Served in the War Office 1924-28, rejoined the 1st Bn in Egypt and Singapore. Passed Staff College 1933, appointed Brigade Major, TA. Regular Brigade 1935-39. Brevet Lt-Col. 1939 (War Office). Posted to GHQ Middle East 1941. After the war served in GHQ India and then the War Office. ADC to the King 1948-49. Major-General 1949. Head of Military Mission to Burma. Appointed CMG for service in Burma. Retired Sept. 1952, settled in Hythe. Major-Gen. B. Temple, CB, CMG, OBE, MC died at Hythe, 27th March 1973, aged 76.

2nd Lieutenant Noel Thacker - Glouc. R., attached Trench Mortar Battery - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917. New Year Honuor. No citation).

Temporary Lieutenant George Thomson - Gloucestershire Regt. MC (Lond Gaz. 7 Nov. 1918)
Bar awarded: attached 7th Bn, Royal West Kent Regt. (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations at Bernafay and Trones Wood on 27th and 28th August 1918. He dealt promptly with trying situations as they arose, especially in organising runners and ration supply. He overcame, single-handed, a machine-gun post which had been passed by the troops and which was sniping close to battalion headquarters. He did splendidly."

456 Company-Sergeant-Major William George Tibbles - He was in hospital in England in September 1916 suffering from shell shock. He was an ex-Cheltenham Rifle volunteer; joined the 2nd Gloucestershire Volunteer Battalion, aged 16. In 1914 he was Colour-Sergt. Served with his Battalion (renamed 5th Bn) until 1916. 1917 he was Regimental Sergeant-Major to the Edinburgh War Hospital. Then served with the Royal Naval Division to April 1918. 1919 he was CQMS 5th Bn. In 1923 he was commissioned. Retired 1927. Joined the National Defence Company 1937, retired 1939. Joined the Special Cosntabulary. Retired aged 65, but then joined the Gloucesterhire Home Guard (RQMS, 19th Bn). 1945 commissioned with the 1st Gloucestershire Battalion Army Cadet Force, Cheltenham. Died in Cheltenham, 24 November 1966, aged 88.
MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. When his officers had become casualties he took command and carried on the fight. He succeeded in holding the captured trench and in consolidating the position."

Lieutenant Eric William Lacey Tiddy - 15th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 June 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The two companies on his left overshot their objective,and were cut off. He displayed great bravery and judgment in moving his company to such a position as to be able to finally hand over a continuous line. He set a fine example throughout."

Captain Richard Guy Titley - 1/6th Bn. Died of wounds 13 October 1917. Wounded in the battle of Poelcapelle, 9th October. 'C' company. Aged 24. Son of William and Isabel Titley, of Wynton Lodge, Bristol. Buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksidje.
MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916) 2nd Lt. Richard Guy Titley, Glouc. R.
"For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He captured and consolidated an enemy barricade, and when on the next night the enemy attacked and killed or wounded all the garrison, he with one wounded serjeant held on to the barricade till reinforcements arrived."

Lieutenant F.H.L. Varcoe - 2/5th Bn.

2921 Sergeant-Major Thmas Edward Proctor Vaughan - MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Jan. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He worked with untiring energy throughout the day, organising supplies for the line, and setting a fine example of devotion to duty under the worst conditions."

Brevet Major Alexander Craven Vicary, D.S.O. - 2nd Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 June 1916) bar 1918. Trained as a lawyer before WWI in Exter. He joined the 5th Devons (TF) and in 1914 was commanding a platoon of the signal section. November 1914 Signal Officer, 81st Brigade. May 1915 Regular commission with 61st Regt. MC during second battle of Ypres. Bar to MC in Salonika (capture of Roche Noire salient 1918). MID 3 times. Wounded 1918, returned to UK. Seconded to Sudan Defence Force 1923, CO Eastern Arab Corps. Returned to Regiment 1931, with 1st Bn in Singapore and India. CO Depot 1938. CO 7th Bn 1940. CO 184 Brigade, 61st Division 1942. Retired 1946. Died 11 Sept. 1967 at Bath, aged 73.

Lieutenant John Vicary - 2nd Bn. - and 2 bars (Lond. Gaz. 4 June 1917) - one bar for the action at Roche Noir Salient, Salonika, August/Sept. 1918.

Lieutenant Ernest William Virgo - MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 August 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading an attack and completely demoralising the enemy by the rapidity of his action, whereby he captured a regimental commander and ninety-five other prisoners. The following day he successfully led a party against hostile snipers, of whom forty were killed or captured."

Second Lieutenant B.H. Waddy - (Special Reserve, Glos. Regt.), attached 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment - MC (Lond. Gaz. 23 June 1915)

2nd Lieutenant Lawrence Edwin Wakefield - 4th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 17 July 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and initiative in the handling of his platoon under very heavy fire. He was severely wounded."

Captain Edward William Wales - 2/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 25 July 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry. He led a raid with great dash through heavy machine-gun and shrapnel fire from a flank. He personally threw two bombs into an enemy machine-gun emplacement, and silenced the gun. He was wounded. buried and dug-outs blown in, he kept up fire with one gun while the others were being dug out. He has set a fine example to his men."

Major Noel Huxley Waller, T.D. - 5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 14 Jan. 1916)

Major D.J. Ward - 1/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1917)

2nd Lieutenant W.F. Watkins - 12 Platoon, 'C' Coy. 1st Bn. Glosters First M.C. (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1915)
A Special Reserve Officer, ensign 1911. War Diary (1st Oct. 1914) -
"on several occasions done good reconnaisnace work." wounded by shell fire 26th Sept 1914 at Chivy, believed M.C. for actions at Chivy ridge 14-15th Sept. 1914. Retired 29th Sept. 1915 for wounds. 1926-46 served in Officers Training Corps at Ellesmere College. Resigned his commission 26th Oct 44. died 19th March 1954.

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Stanley Herbert Watson
- 8th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 16 Nov. 1917)

2nd Lieutenant Frank Augustus Webster - 1/4th Bn. - Killed 1 November 1918. MC (Lond. Gaz. 31 Jan. 1919)
"During a raid at Ave on the Asiago Plateau on the night of 23rd/24th October 1918, he led his platoon with conspicuous gallantry. He was the first to enter the enemy trenches, and after disposing of all the enemy above ground led parties down the dug-outs,and himself ascertained that the whole of his objective was clear of the enemy before he withdrew. His platoon captured a large number of prisoners, and its success was very largely due to his fearless and determined leadership."

Temporary Lieutenant Edmund Wedgbury, D.S.O., D.C.M., M.M.
1426 Sergeant Edmund Wedgbury, Worcestershire Regiment. MM (Lond. Gaz. 11 Oct. 1916)
1426 Sergeant Edmund Wedgbury, MM, Worcestershire Regiment. DCM (Lond. Gaz. 13 Feb. 1917)

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout, and has at all times under fire set a splendid example."
Temporary 2nd Lieut. Edmund Wedgbury, DCM, MM, Glouc. R., attd. 1/8th Bn. Worc. R., T.F. - MC  (Lond. Gaz. 7 March 1919). "In the attack on Beaurevoir, on 5th October 1918, he was commanding a platoon of the support company. When the leading platoon was held up by machine-gun fire he displayed great coolness and initiative in, bringing forward his platoon, and assisting to outflank the enemy's position. He mopped up three machine guns and captured thirty-six prisoners, thus enabling the leading company to enter the village without heavy casualties."  (Lond. Gaz. 3 Oct. 1919)
DSO (Lond. Gaz. 1 April 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry and leadership in command of a company forming a defensive flank along north-west edge of Eveque Wood, on 25th October 1918. He advanced three miles through country held by the enemy, picking up two platoons, which had lost direction,and reached Tilleuls Farm, two miles in rear of the enemy's main line of resistance. Here, with only 17 men, he charged and captured three 4.2 howitzers, killing the battery commander himself and capturing two other officers and the crews. Thanks to his determination and coolness the defensive flank was successfully formed, with, a total capture of five officers and 156 men." (Lond. Gaz. 9 Dec. 1919)

2nd Lieutenant Arthur Conrad Welsh - 1/5th Bn. M.C. won at Bapaume 25 July 1916 while attached to South Wales Borderers. London Gazette 22 Sept. 1916 - "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a party of bombers with great dash, and refused to retire after he had been wounded."
Commissioned 2/Lt 9 Nov. 1915 1/5th Glosters. Attached S.W.B. 17 Oct. 1918 attached 119th Indian Army. WWII service Lieutenant 6 July 1940 with RASC. Military Cross, G.V.R. (2.Lieut. Glouc. R.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut.); British War Medal; Victory Medal (Lieut.); India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Capt. 2-119 Infy.); Defence Medal; War Medal.

2nd Lieutenant George Henry West - 1/5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 Dec. 1918)
"On the 4th November 1918, when he was left in command of his company he displayed marked gallantry and initiative. He reorganised his command under heavy fire, and led them forward,dealing with many enemy machine guns. His company captured over 200 prisoners." (Lond. Gaz. 9 Dec. 1919)

Lieutenant Harold William Guy Westlake - 3rd Bn, attached Leicestershire Regt. MC (Lond. Gaz. 11 May. 1917)
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organised and led a very successful attack, thereby enabling the remainder of his company to advance. He has at all times displayed high qualities of leadership and resource." (Lond. Gaz. 14 August 1917)

Captain Harry Edward de Robillard Wetherall, D.S.O. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 18 Feb. 1915)

Lieutenant N.M. Williams
- 3rd Bn.

Lieutenant J.R. Willis
- 8th Bn.

Temporary Captain John Wolseley Wilson - MC (Lond. Gaz. 29 Dec. 1916)

Captain James Percival Winterbotham - 5th Bn. MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1918. New Year Honour. No citation)

2nd Lieutenant George Howard Wintle - 4th Bn. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Feb. 1918)
Bar awarded (Lond. Gaz. 2 July 1918)

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When he had been wounded, knowing that only a few officers survived, he returned, after having his wound dressed, with a number of men who had lost their way. With these men he reinforced the battalion, got into touch with the battalion on his left, and helped to take up a new position under the most difficult conditions."


Captain Charles Edward Witcomb - 2nd Bn. - MC (Lond. Gaz. 29 Dec. 1916)

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Edward Hamilton Everard Woodward - MC (Lond. Gaz. 22 Sept. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his company in the assault with great dash until he was wounded. He displayed great coolness and courage throughout the day."

Brevet Major Eric Edgar Wookey - 1/4th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 20 Oct. 1916)
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his company in the attack with great dash, and showed great coolness in holding the captured position and repelling three counter-attacks."

Captain Joseph Herbert Wright - 8th Bn. Killed 25 March 1918. (Lond. Gaz. 29 Dec. 1916)

Temporary Captain Oliver Kinnard York - MC (Lond. Gaz. 1 Jan. 1917. New Year Honour. No citation).

Temporary Lieutenant E. Young

Captain Victor Llewellyn Young
- 6th Bn. (Lond. Gaz. 3 June 1916. Birthday Honour. No citation)

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant William Younie - 1st Bn Glouc. Regt, attached 1st Bn Dorset Regt.
MC (Lond Gaz. 3 Oct. 1919)
"For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership on 30th September 1918, at Levergies. His company was ordered at very short notice to attack Levergies, which was strongly held by the enemy. He led his company forward under very heavy fire and captured the village, also a number of prisoners and machine guns. When he had
mopped up the village he pushed forward and established a line east of the village, and successfully maintained his position."