Theobald Francis Morey Le Besque

Tales of valour

Military Medal

Military Medal

Le BESQUE Theobald Francis Morey, (Private)

15th Battalion Tank Corps

On August 21st 1918, during the attack on the Arras-Albert railway, in the neighbourhood of Courcelles, and on August 30th-31st, during the attack on the village of Vaulx-Vraucourt, Private Le Besque was my runner. On three occasions he displayed great bravery and disregard for personal safety in carrying and delivering messages under very heavy shell and machine-gun fire. He also rendered very valuable assistance during an occasion upon which a number of tanks had to be withdrawn to the rallying point under very trying circumstances. He also proved to be very reliable on all occasions during operations.

MILITARY MEDAL

BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

VICTORY MEDAL