Charles Milward Le Clair

Capt. Charles Milward Le Clair, MC & Bar

Born: 26th October 1892 in Hackney

Married: 16th January 1932

Died: 1st November 1978

Tales of valour

Military Cross and Bar

Military Cross

Le CLAIR, Charles Milward (Temporary 2nd Lieutenant)

ā€œCā€ Battalion Tank Corps

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack on Gavrelle on April 23rd 1917, although his tank was subjected to very heavy shell fire and penetrated by armour-piercing bullets, which wounded five of his crew, he continued to fight his tank and assisted to clear the village until his tank was disabled.


Bar to Military Cross

Le CLAIR Charles Milward, MC (Acting Captain)

3rd Battalion Tank Corps

Near Biefvillers, on August 24th 1918, this officer handled his tank with gallantry and skill of the highest order. Though subjected to very heavy artillery and machine-gun fire the assistance he gave the infantry was invaluable. Eventually his tank was hit by a shell and stopped about 50 yards from enemy machine-guns; he continued to fight it to the last. He then joined the infantry with one of his guns, until his assistance was no longer required. Later he manned another tank whose crew had become casualties and took it into action until it, too, was knocked out by a shell. The determination and great gallantry of this officer throughout the whole action were beyond praise.

MILITARY CROSS AND BAR

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BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

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TERRITORIAL FORCE WAR MEDAL 1914-1919

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VICTORY MEDAL

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