Casualty details

WALFORD, GARTH NEVILLE

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
26/04/1915
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Royal Field Artillery
 
Bde. Major R.A. 29th Div.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
O. 1.
Cemetery
V BEACH CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of the late Col. Neville Walford (Royal Artillery); husband of Elizabeth Walford.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29202, dated 22nd June, 1915, records the following:-"On 26th April, 1915, subsequent to a landing having been effected on the beach at a point on the Gallipoli Peninsula, during which both Brigadier-General and Brigade Major had been killed, Lieutenant-Colonel Doughty-Wylie and Captain Walford organised and led an attack through and on both sides of the village of Sedd el Bahr on the Old Castle at the top of the hill inland. The enemy's position was very strongly held and entrenched, and defended with concealed machine-guns and pom-poms. It was mainly due to the initiative, skill and great gallantry of these two Officers that the attack was a complete success. Both were killed in the moment of victory."

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V BEACH CEMETERY

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Country:
Turkey (including Gallipoli)
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