Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

2nd April 1917

Maurice Fenwick, H Social 1909. 2nd Lt, 8th Bn, Devonshire Regt. Killed in action near Ecoust during the German Retreat to the Hindenberg Line

During the Somme fighting he displayed conspicuous bravery in rendering aid to the wounded under heavy fire.    In front of Ecoust in March, 1917, his reconnoitring work was of great service; he found a road to the village which had not been wired and on April 2nd guided his company along it being himself the first man to enter the village.    After a further advance he found himself in command of his company which he rallied with great gallantry.    He was directing the fire of the machine gun, standing in an exposed position, when he was shot through the head. He was buried in the village of Noreuil.

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