Lieutenant ColonelWEST, RICHARD ANNESLEY

Died 02/09/1918

Aged 40

North Irish Horse

Cdg. 6th Bn.
Tank Corps

V C, D S O and Bar, M C, Twice Mentioned in Despatches

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.

Inscription

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Citation

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."

Buried at MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 721

Cemetery/memorial reference: III. G. 4.

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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.