2nd Lt Leslie Gottfried Harcourt-Vernon

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to 2nd Lieutenant Leslie Gottfried (Godfrey) Harcourt-Vernon, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attached to 23 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1915. Commissioned into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 22 Dec 1915. Awarded the Miitary Cross (London Gazette 31 Jul 1916) "For conspicuous gallantry and skill. With Captain Adams as pilot he attacked a flight of six enemy machines within their lines. They brought down one in flames, and, after being joined by a second British machine, drove off the remainder, one falling out of control. He has previously done fine work". Killed in action on the Somme aged 18 years. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Also commemorated on a memorial plaque at St Giles Church, Wrexham, Wales.
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Leslie G Harcourt-Vernon, MC, 1st Bn R.W.Fus. and R.F.C. who fell at the battle of the Somme 11th Sept 1916 aged 18.

Leslie Gottfried Harcourt-Vernon

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