Corp Thomas Neely

Corp Thomas Neely

Birth
Wallasey, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England
Death 1 Oct 1918 (aged 21)
Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Masnieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot II.B.21.
Memorial ID 9912197 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the 8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, British Army. On September 27, 1918, in operations at Flesquieres, France, Corporal Neely's battalion was held up during the advance by heavy German machine gun fire. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Corporal Neely with two men rushed the position, disposing of the garrisons and capturing three machine guns. He then, rushed concrete strong points, killing or capturing the occupants. Four days later, Corporal Neely was killed in action near Rumilly, France. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously promoted to Lance Sergeant and awarded the Victoria Cross on December 4, 1918.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9912197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Thomas Neely (28 Mar 1897–1 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9912197, citing Masnieres British Cemetery, Masnieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .