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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 13/10/1885 Welshpool, Wales. d. 08/10/1918 Ronssoy, France.

 

He was born and lived in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire.

 

He was 32 years old, and a lance-sergeant in the 25th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 18 September 1918 at Ronssoy, France, Lance-Sergeant Waring led an attack against enemy machine-guns and in the face of devastating fire, single-handed rushed a strong-point, bayoneting four of the garrison and capturing two, with their guns. The lance-sergeant then reorganized his men, leading and inspiring them for another 400 yards when he fell mortally wounded.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL, WELSHPOOL, WALES.

BURIAL PLACE: STE MARIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, FRANCE.

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William Herbert Waring

VC, MM

Ste Marie Cemetery

Cemetery Plan courtesy of Kevin Brazier

DIVISION LXII, ROW V-1 GRAVE 3.

 

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Welshpool Town Hall

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Family grave at Christ Church Welsh Burial Ground.

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Welshpool War Memorial

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August 2016

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28th January 1919

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Replica medals at Welshpool Town Hall - August 2017

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Welshpool Town Hall - August 2017

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Welshpool Town Hall - August 2017

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Welshpool Town Hall - August 2017