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Army Captain Robert Nevill, MC and Bar

12th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action: Battle of Messines, France and Flanders, 10th April 1918, aged 20

  • Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panels 6 & 7
  • Awarded Military Cross and Bar, British War and Victory Medals.
  • Son of Robert and Florence Nevill
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Glascote

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born 5 Nov 1897 at Glascote
  • Lived at Sunny Croft, Ashby Road, Glascote [1901]
  • Attended Winton House School
  • Attended Winchester College 1911 to 1915
  • Articulated Clerk for his father in 1915
  • Commissioned into the South Lancashire Regiment in 1915 and went to France in July 1916

Military Cross Circumstances. Gazetted 11 December 1916
"Temp. 2nd Lt. Robert Nevill, S. Lan. R. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He took command in the front line and handled his men, both in the attack and during the consolidation of the position, with great courage and ability".

Bar to Military Cross Circumstances. Gazetted 16 August 1917
“When under heavy shell-fire with his company, his splendid personal example kept the men in good spirits under most trying circumstances. He also showed great skill and judgement in carrying supplies to the front line trenches under severe hostile shell-fire, and has at all times shown great coolness and resource at critical moments.”


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