George Latham | Service Record

First Name(s)George
Place of BirthNewtown, Wales
Club(s)Caledonians (South Africa)
Docks (South Africa)
Southport Central
ServiceBritish Army
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Regiment or CorpsRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
Unit(s)1/7th (Merioneth & Montgomery) Battalion
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Awards and DecorationsMilitary Cross and Bar
Mentioned in Despatches
Citation(s)Military Cross:
2nd Lt. (T./Lt.) George Latham, R.W. Fus.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
duty. After taking part in the final assault
of the enemy's position, he pushed forward
with the remainder of his platoon and men
of other units, under heavy machine gun and
rifle fire, and cleared and consolidated a position of great tactical value. With the help
of another officer he captured a number of
enemy staff and prisoners, showing exceptional capabilities and great gallantry
(The London Gazette, Supplement 30234, 14 August1917)

Bar to Military Cross:
Lt George Latham, M.C., R. Welsh Fus.
(M.C. gazetted 16th August, 1917.)
(The London Gazette, Supplement 30530, 15 February 1918)
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