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.
Crosses and 1 George cross have been awarded to members
of the regiment.
VC's: Michael Murphy,
GC's: Joseph Hughes