LIEUT. G. H. MEDLICOTT KILLED IN ACTION

by ehistoryadmin on July 13, 2017

Kildare Observer 11 November 1916

WAR NOTES

LIEUT. G. H. MEDLICOTT KILLED IN ACTION

On October 15th Second-Lieut. George Herbert Medlicott, South African Infantry, was killed in action in France. The deceased officer, who was the youngest son of the late Mr. James E. Medlicott, J.P. of Dunmurry, Kildare, was 29 years of age. He was in the South African Constabulary and Natal Mounted Police, and on the outbreak of war volunteered for active service. Refusing a commission, he served in the ranks all through the German South-West African campaign, later going to France with his regiment in July last, and a few weeks’ later was promoted second-lieutenant on the field for his gallant services. Going out on a night attack on a position strongly held by the enemy he was completely successful taking the position which was particularly useful to our troops. The points he gained he held and consolidated the position, which is still being held. He had finished a splendidly heroic piece of work when he was shot through the head and killed instantly. The deceased officer had a singular charm of manner and was beloved by his men. His loss was keenly felt by his regiment.

CAPTAIN R.F.C. MEDLICOTT

Captain R. F. C. Medlicott, South African Infantry, who was reported as “missing,” and later “believed killed,” is a prisoner in Germany. His friends receive letters from him regularly. He has now recovered from his wounds. Captain Medlicott is a son of the late Mr. James E. Medlicott, J.P., Dunmurry, Kildare, and a brother of Lieut. G. H. Medlicott, who was killed in action. Both brothers were in the same regiment.

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