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Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD ANNESLEY WEST

Regiment & Unit/Ship

North Irish Horse

Date of Death

Died 02 September 1918

Age 40 years old

Buried or commemorated at

MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY

III. G. 4.

France

  • Secondary Unit, Regiment Cdg. 6th Bn. Tank Corps
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Bar, Military Cross, Twice Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Served in the South African War. Son of Augustus E. and Sarah West, of Whitepark, Co. Fermanagh; husband of Maude E. West, of 14, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, London.
  • Personal Inscription GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from the Second Supplement to "The London Gazette", No. 30982, dated 29th Oct., 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery, leadership and self-sacrifice. During an attack, the infantry having lost their bearings in the dense fog, this officer at once collected and re-organised any men he could find and led them to their objective in face of heavy machine-gun fire. Throughout the whole action he displayed the most utter disregard of danger, and the capture of the objective was in a great part due to his initiative and gallantry."

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