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Remembered Today:

Henry John Couche MC


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Henry John Couche died 09/01/1920 whilst interpreter to the South Russian Mission.

Could someone please check his MC award please.

What was the South Russian Mission?

He seems to have Mic's on Ancestry could someone also explain what it means about his name being " deleted from file"?

Also he seems to have a service record when he was a private although this seems to be in the name of Howard John Couche (lived Wallasey Cheshire)

or am I just mixed up and are these different men-the Machine Gun Corp also seemed somewhat confused in this file?

Henry John Couche was born 1894 son of Henry Dowse Couche and Marion Couche born and lived in Wallasey Cheshire he is remembered on the Wallasey Hospital Memorial together with his younger brother Norman Couche

Thank you


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From London Gazette - 5 april 1918, page 4210

T./2nd Lt. Henry John Couche, M.G.


For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to

duty. He led his guns forward and got them

into action against the retiring enemy. Then

finding the flank of his brigade exposed, he

moved his guns, under trying conditions,

and successfully guarded the exposed



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Thank you very much for Henry Couche's London Gazette entry the London Gazette always defies me so this is great.


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