Lance SerjeantNEELY, THOMAS

Service Number 32827

Died 01/10/1918

Aged 21

8th Bn.
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

V C, M M

Son of James H. and Agness Neely, of 91, Claudia St., City Rd., Walton, Liverpool.

Inscription

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 31067, dated 13th Dec., 1918, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery during operations at Flesquieres on 27th September, 1918. His company was held up during the advance by heavy machine-gun fire from a flank. Cpl. Neely, realising the seriousness of the situation, at once, under point-blank fire, dashed out with two men and rushed the positions, disposing of the garrisons and capturing three machine guns. Subsequently, on two successive occasions, he rushed concrete strong points, killing or capturing the occupants."

Buried at MASNIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, MARCOING

Location: Nord, France
Number of casualties: 170

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. B. 21.

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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.