Richard Morris Brand (DCM and MM)

Name

Richard Morris Brand (DCM and MM)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

03/05/1917
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Company Sergeant Major
16176
Bedfordshire Regiment
7th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals
Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal

Cemetery/Memorial

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 5.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford
Northaw Village Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1891 in Hertford son of Frederick and Mary Brand living in 22 Bullocks Lane, Hertford in 1911. He was a corn dealer’s assistant.

He enlisted at Hertford.

Wartime Service

He went to France on 26th July 1915 He received The Distinguished Gallantry Medal in late September 1916, during The Battle of Thiepval Ridge and the taking of The Schwaben Redoubt. His citation states “For Conspicuous Gallantry in action. He assumed command of and led his Company with great courage and initiative, reorganising and consolidating the position gained.” He was also awarded the Military Medal.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Brian Lodge