Captain Thomas Joseph Weld

Captain Thomas Joseph Weld MC

CAPTAIN THOMAS JOSPEH WELD, MC. Was born in Avon Dassett . He was the older son of Wilfred and Jesse Weld of Orchard Lodge.

He was living in South Africa at the outbreak of war and returned home to take up a commission with in Lovat’s Scouts. He was seconded to the King’s African Rifles in July 1916.

He was awarded the Military Cross in in December 1917 and a bar in July 1918. He fought in the East Africa campaign until he was severely wounded. He died of pneumonia on November 18th 1918 aged 25.

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