Cambridgeshires: Battle hero
PUBLISHED: 12:22 23 June 2006 | UPDATED: 21:57 28 May 2010
This is Harry Betts, of March, who was wounded during the taking of the Schwaben Redoubt on October 14, 1916. He is pictured here as a sergeant, but was a corporal during the Redoubt action. He was later to earn the Military Cross and Distinguished Conduc
This is Harry Betts, of March, who was wounded during the taking of the Schwaben Redoubt on October 14, 1916. He is pictured here as a sergeant, but was a corporal during the Redoubt action.
He was later to earn the Military Cross and Distinguished Conduct Medal and bar. He was recommended for a VC but was awarded the MC. He was killed in 1918.
Pte Percy Gateson, of March, was also wounded in the action and died of his wounds in February the following year.
Others wounded in the battle for the Redoubt included: Pte Arthur Ashton, Walsoken; Cpl Harry Betts, March; Pte Herbert Boon, Wisbech; Pte Harry Butler, Turves; Pte Thomas Carter, Whittlesey; Pte Cyril Andrew, Walpole St Peter; Pte John Crick, Christchurch; Pte George Curtis, Wisbech; Pte Bert Dunnett, March; Pte Sidney Ewen, Wisbech; L/Cpl A Godfrey, March; Pte Arthur Goode, March; Pte Henry Green, Chatteris; Pte Arthur Harrod, Wisbech; Pte Jesse Harwin, March; L/Cpl Arthur Hicks, Wisbech; L/Cpl H Hipwell, Whittlesey; Pte Bertie Johnson, Chatteris; Sgt Bert Nixon, Wisbech; Pte Frances Nobbs, Wisbech; Pte Robert Patrick, Long Sutton; Pte John Payne, Ring's End; Pte Arthur Peacock, Chatteris; Pte Herbert Scarborough, Whittlesey; Pte Albert Setchfield, Coates; Sgt J Shelton, Whittlesey; Pte Frederick Smith, Benwick; Pte James Smith, Manea; Pte John Southwell, Wimblington; Pte William Tombleson, Upwell; Pte Frank Turton, Wisbech; Pte Edward Virgo, Walsoken; Pte Herbert Ward, March; Pte Hugh West, March; L/Cpl F White, March; Pte Harry Whitlow, Wimblington; Pte George Woods, Wisbech; L/Cpl Edward Wright, Long Sutton; Pte Walter Wright, Wisbech St Mary.