WAR ON TWO WHEELS - A DIARY OF OVERSEAS SERVICE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, FRANCE 1915-1918. DAVID WINDER SMALL - ROYAL ENGINEERS SIGNALS.

FROM TIIE FAMILY ALBUM David Winder Small: the aftereffects of gas attacks were with him for the rest of his life. Phillip Umfreville Laws born 11 Jan 1895 killed inaction 20 Sept 1917. He was awarded the Military Cross -the citation reads: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as Forward Observation Officer. During the action and the five following days he sent inmost valuable information as to the enemys movements whereby several counterattacks were broken before they could deploy. When the Forward Station Signalling Officer was wounded he also took charge of the signals and kept up communication with the brigade remaining at his post after the troops on his right had been forced to fallback. By his coolness able leadership and excellent reports he was largely instrumental in making the flank secure and clearing up the situation”. Near Ypres 31st July 1917132
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