Susan Tall Posted 15 November , 2013 Share Posted 15 November , 2013 The cottage my daughter moved into in Cheshire was named Locon. The previous owner is buried in the local churchyard (died 1959). He was Norman Scarratt, MC and the Cheshire Regiment badge is on the headstone and well as an etched picture of a long road with an avenue of trees. I've been looking on Ancestry and found he was originally with the Territorial Force then enlisted 1/4 Cheshire Regiment and went to Gallipoli where he got a gunshot wound in his nose. He came back to England and was discharged in 1916 as time expired, but it seems he enlisted again with the Special Reserve Cheshire Regiment and became a 2nd Lieutenant and was awarded an MC (London Gazette 19 November 1917). The citation in the LG for 19 March 1918 says "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his company during an advance and led them forward to the final objective with great dash and skill. He handled his men with great ability, which contributed largely to the success achieved by his battalion." Would this have happened at Locon (which google tells me is near Bethune)? Can anyone enlighten me as to what the Cheshire Regt were doing there or point me in the right direction to find out please? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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