Monday, 21 September 2015

18th September 1918 – ON THIS DAY IN RWF HISTORY

L/Sgt H Waring won a VC
At Epéhy 25th (Montgomery and Welch Horse Yeomanry) Battalion, RWF was checked in its advance on Ronssoy in France when the artillery barrage lifted and it was exposed to very heavy fire. Waring ‘led an attack against enemy MGs ... and, in the face of devastating fire ... rushed a strong point, bayoneting four of the garrison and capturing 20 with their guns. L/Sgt Waring then, under heavy shell and MG fire ... inspired them for another 400 yards, when he fell mortally wounded ...’. He received a posthumous VC.

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