Monday, 5 September 2016

4th September 1916 ON THIS DAY IN RWF HISTORY

Lieut Albert Nevitt won Albert Medal, 1916

He was giving bombing instruction at Bodelwyddan Park, near Rhyl on 4 September 1916. A bomb fell into the trench. At the second attempt he found it in the water and threw it over the parapet
where it exploded. A similar incident occurred three weeks later. On 4 October he stayed with an injured sergeant after an explosion in the bomb store. He had earlier won an MC and been mentioned in despatches while serving with 10 RWF.

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