Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Henry Du Bois O'Neill MC

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House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1889 - 1889.

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regt.
Died: 02 June 1918 aged 43 in United Kingdom. Died of illness contracted on active service.
Cemetery: Bexhill Cemetery E G A86

Son of Henry Edward O'Neill, Pinehurst, Heathfield. b. 1815.
Modern III.
Bedfordshire Regt. (from Militia) 1896; Captain 1902; retired 1908; East Africa 190102, Despatches (2), Medal with Clasp; entered service of Colonial Office 1908; Assistant District Commissioner Uganda, 1910.
Great War, re-joined Bedfordshire Regt; Major Middlesex Regt.; M.C. Died of illness contracted on active service, June 2, 1918.

Husband of Margaret Theodora O'Neill.

Citation to Military Cross: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in making a most daring personal reconnaissance of the enemy's wire. Accompanied by an N.CO, and two runners, he crawled through a gap in the wire and got in rear of the enemy's post. Finding it occupied by two of the enemy, he shot them in the legs with his revolver and took them both prisoners. He set a fine example of initiative and gallantry to his battalion'.

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