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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

The Brave Hussar - Part 2

William Henry Titheridge 1892 - 1951
The Article on the Brave Hussar appeared on the Blog in February 2016.

The article was about William Henry Titheridge of the 13th Hussars who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in World War 1.  The article was read by Peter, a relative of William's, who has kindly provided us with a picture of William in full dress uniform. You will notice the left arm has the badges from the 1920 Royal Tournament when his squadron won the rifle shooting; also the sword on sword which he also won.

As a reminder this was the entry in The London Gazette on 1 May 1918 

His Majesty the King has been pleased to award the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the undermentioned for gallantry and distinguished service in the field:

Sgt W H Tetheridge (Stockwell SW) of 13th Hussars - For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During a mounted attack a horse carrying a machine gun broke loose.  After several attempts he succeeded in catching it among the trenches occupied by the enemy and brought it in under heavy fire.  He showed splendid coolness and resource.

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