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Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES HOTHAM MONTAGU DOUGHTY-WYLIE

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Date of Death

Died 26 April 1915

Age 46 years old

Buried or commemorated at

SEDDEL-BAHR MILITARY GRAVE

Turkey (including Gallipoli)

  • Secondary Unit, Regiment attd. as G.S.O.2 to H.Q. Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Companion of the Bath, Companion of St. Michael and St. George, Twice Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of H. M. Doughty, of Theberton Hall, Suffolk, and Edith, his wife (nee Cameron); husband of Lilian O. Doughty-Wylie. Second Class of the Imperial Ottoman Order of the Medjidieh.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette", No 29202, dated 23rd 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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