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.