SerjeantWARING, WILLIAM HERBERT

Service Number 355014

Died 08/10/1918

Aged 33

25th (Montgomery and Welch Horse Yeo.) Bn.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers

V C, M M

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Richard and Annie Waring, of Welshpool, Mont.

Inscription

IN OUR HEARTS HE STILL LIVES

Citation

An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 31st Jan., 1919, records the following

"He led an attack against enemy machine guns and, in face of devastating fire from the flank and front, rushed a strong point singlehanded, bayoneting four of the garrison and capturing twenty others with their guns; then under heavy shell and machine gun fire, he re-organized his men, led and inspired them for another 400 yards, when he fell mortally wounded."

Buried at STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE

Location: Seine-Maritime, France
Number of casualties: 1999

Cemetery/memorial reference: Div. 62. V. I. 3.

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Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.