Morgan Maddox Morgan-Owen | Service Record

First Name(s)Morgan Maddox
Place of BirthCardiff, Wales
Nottingham Forest
ServiceBritish Army
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Regiment or CorpsEssex Regiment*
Unit(s)1/4th Battalion
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
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Theatre of War (If applicable)-
Date of Death (If applicable)-
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Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)-
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Awards and DecorationsDistinguished Service Order
Citation(s)Capt. (A./Lt.-Col.) Morgan Maddox
Morgan-Owen, Essex R.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
duty. On the occasion of the enemy attack,
when his battalion was in reserve, he
moved it up to resist the attack, and held on
to the position for two days, though the
troops on his flank were pressed back. His
steadfast determination to hold his ground
against repeated attacks and under heavy
fire largely contributed to restoring and
keeping in hand the critical situation which
had arisen."
(The Edinburgh Gazette, Issue 13305, 19 August 1918.)
Supplementary Notes*Attached to 11th (Service) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 12/12/16.
**Made Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel and attached as CO to 10th (Service) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 01/12/17.
Relinquished temporary rank and re-attached to 11th (Service) Battalion 03/02/18.