We remember William La Touche Congreve

We remember William La Touche Congreve

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Timeline

Timeline

1891
birth Burton-in-Wirral, Cheshire United Kingdom Source:6187119 22nd March 1891
1898
sibling Geoffrey Cecil Congreve Source:8582956 1898
1903
sibling Arthur Christopher John Congreve Source:8582956 12th May 1903
1903
education Preparatory School education Summer Fields Oxford United Kingdom Source:8729043 May 1903
1903
education Independent public school education Eton College Windsor, Berkshire United Kingdom Source:8729043 May 1903 - July 1907
1907
education Private tutition R K Cardew Esq United Kingdom Source:8729043 September 1907 - December 1908
1909
education Crammer Messrs Carslile and Gregson London United Kingdom Source:8729043 January 1909 - May 1909
1911
commission Regular Source:8729043 4th March 1911
1911
service British Army Second Lieutenant The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 3rd Battalion Source:8729043 4th March 1911 - February 1913
1911
employment Professional soldier HM Army Co Tipperary Ireland Source:8729043 6th March 1911 - 16th August 1914
1913
service British Army First Lieutenant The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 3rd Battalion Source:916605 1st February 1913 - 2nd June 1915
1914
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:916605 1914
1914
appointments ADC Source:8729043 23rd September 1914 - 17th August 1915
1915
service British Army Captain 3rd Division Source:8729043 3rd June 1915 - 7th December 1915
1915
awards Legion d'honneur Other War Service Award Source:916605 1915
1915
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:916605 1915
1915
awards Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration Source:916605 1915
1915
appointments GSO 3 Source:8729043 18th August 1915 - 7th December 1915
1915
appointments Brigade Major Source:8729043 8th December 1915 - 20th July 1916
1915
service British Army Captain 3rd Division 76 Infantry Brigade Source:8729043 8th December 1915 - 2nd June 1916
1916
marriage Pamela Cynthia Maude Source:8582957 1st June 1916 - 20th July 1916
1916
service British Army Brevet Major 76 Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, XIII Corps Source:8729043 3rd June 1916 - 20th July 1916
1916
death Killed in Action Shot in the neck by a sniper at approx 10.55am Longueval France Source:7050584 20th July 1916
1916
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:916605 20th July 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:916605 20th July 1916
1916
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:916605 1916
1916
awards Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration Source:916605 1916
1917
children Mary Gloria Congreve Source:8582957 21st March 1917
burial Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme Combie Communal Cemetery France France Plot I, Row F, Grave 35 Source:7050584 Source:6187117

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William La Touche
Initials WLT
Last Name Congreve
Source 7050584
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 3rd Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 3rd Battalion First Lieutenant
British Army 3rd Division Captain
British Army 3rd Division 76 Infantry Brigade Captain
British Army 76 Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, XIII Corps Brevet Major
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration
Legion d'honneur Other War Service Award
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Military Cross (MC) British Award/Decoration
VC, DSO, MC, Ld'H British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Gloria Congreve daughter 21st March 1917
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Walter Norris Congreve father
Cecilia Henrietta Dolores Blount Congreve nee La Touche mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Geoffrey Cecil Congreve brother 1898
Arthur Christopher John Congreve brother 12th May 1903
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Pamela Cynthia Maude wife 1st June 1916
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1909-04-18 6'4"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1916-06-01 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Anne1202
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Anne1202
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Kristen1288
Medal Index Cards Transcription Kristen1288
Medal Index Cards Transcription Kristen1288
Medal Index Cards Transcription Kristen1288
Medal Index Cards Transcription Kristen1288
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Kristen1288
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Kristen1288
Britain School & University rolls 1914-1918 Transcription Jeremy24359
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359

External Evidence

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Famous Old Etonians Jeremy24359
Lives of the First World War - Celia Congreve nee La Touche Kristen1288
War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers Jeremy24359
Lives of the First World War - General Sir Walter Congreve VC, KCB,MVO, DL Jeremy24359

Multimedia

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William Congreve VC Anne1202
William Congreve VC, DSO, MC, MiD. Jeremy24359
CWGC headstone Jeremy24359
Memorial stone Jeremy24359
Captain & Mrs Pamela Congreve Jeremy24359
Memorial featuring him Edward43379
The Battle of the Somme. Desmond1478
Brevet Major William La Touche Congreve VC DSO MC. Desmond1478

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