Second Lieutenant Gervais de la Poer Beresford

Regiment: Royal Engineers
Date published: 04/05/1917
Killed in action: No
Information: Second Lieut. Gervais de la Poer Beresford, Royal Engineers, has been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a working party. He successfully carried out his work under very heavy fire. Later he made a dangerous reconnaissance and obtained most valuable information. In 1915 he received the Distinguished Service Medal, whilst with the R.N.A.S. in Gallipoli, and was also mentioned in despatches. He is the only son of Lieut. Colonel Kennedy Beresford, late of the Royal Irish Rifles, and a nephew of Mrs. Anthony Maude, Belgard, Clondalkin, and a great-grandson of the late Lord Primate Beresford. He was educated at Marlborough College, and is now 21 years of age.