Alfred Herring

HERRING, Alfred Cecil.

Second Lieutenant. Royal Army Service Corps attached 6th (Service) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 7th June 1918.
Born on 26th October, 1888 at Tottenham, Middlesex.
Died on 10th August, 1966 at Weybridge, Surrey.
Memorial not known.

Digest of Citation reads:
On 23rd/24th March, 1918 at Montagne Bridge, France, the enemy had gained a position on the South Bank of the canal and Second Lieutenant Herring’s post was surrounded, but he immediately counter-attacked and recaptured the position, together with 20 prisoners and six machine-guns. During the night the post was continually attacked, but all attacks were beaten off, largely due to the fact that a Lieutenant Herring was frequently visiting his men and cheering them up. It was owing to his bravery and magnificent handling of his troops that the enemy advance was held up for 11 hours at a very critical period.
Additional information:. Lieutenant Herring attained the rank of Major.

4 Victoria Crosses and 1 George cross have been awarded to members of the Corps.

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