Captain Shirley E. Apthorp

Regiment: 96th Berar Infantry
Date published: 31/03/1916
Killed in action: No
Information: Captain Shirley E. Apthorp, 96th Berar Infantry, Indian Army, has received the D.S.O. for conspicuous gallantry at Dilwar, Persian Gulf. During a retirement, when it was found that two wounded men had been left behind, he immediately volunteered with a private to return some 300 yards to their rescue, in face of a heavy fire from the rapidly advancing enemy. Captain Apthorp is the eldest son of the late Colonel F. E. Apthorp, 2nd Batt. Inniskilling Fusiliers, and grandson of the late Major-General Apthorp, C.B., K.S.F. He was educated at Portora Royal School. He served with the Imperial Yeomanry during the South African War, receiving a medal with two clasps. He subsequently obtained a commission and was gazetted to the Royal Irish Regiment, exchanging afterwards into the Indian Army. Capt. Apthorp was on active service since January, 1915, at the Persian Gulf, and is now invalided home.