Lieutenant Colonel W.R. Tyrrell

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Date published: 12/07/1918
Killed in action: No
Information: Lieut. Col. W.R. Tyrrell D.S.O. M.C. M.B., R.A.M.C., is the eldest of the three soldier sons of Alderman Tyrrell, J. P., of Belfast. He was a member of the Queen's University O.T.C. from its inception until 1912, when he obtained his commission in the R.A.M.C. He went to France in August, 1914, and has a very distinguished record of service, being mentioned in despatches several times, awarded the Military Cross, the D.S.O. and Bar, and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. He was promoted to command a Field Ambulance in March, 1917, and went through much severe fighting. Lieutenant-Colonel Tyrrell is a well known athlete, being a Rugby internationalist, a water polo internationalist, and a sprinting champion.