DescriptionBRAVE SHIELDS OFFICER Lieut. W. Golding Awarded Military Cross for Gallantry. Lieut. William Golding, South Shields, , who is serving at the Front with the 5th Durham Battery of the 4th Northumberland Howitzer Brigade, has been awarded the Military Cross for the continuous good service during the heavy fighting, and especially for gallant conduct in the trenches. East of Ypres on May 13, Lieut Golding, who is 23 years of age, is the son of Captain W. Golding, of 42, Rosebery Avenue, South Shields. Lieutenant G. Akinson, in a letter to his parents, who reside at Broughton Road, South Shields, makes the following references to Lieutenant Golding - "We hear that Lieutenant Golding has been recommnedexd for the Victoria Cross. He was forward observing when his battalion ceased firing, and there was a cavalry charge. He went forward with the cavalry, picked up a rifle, bayoneted Germans until it broke, and then drew out his revolver and shot a few. By this time they had taken the trenches. "The Germans then shelled them out of it, and they had to retire. His telephones being all smashed up, Lieutenant Golding crawled back under fire and established communications with his batteries, who then shelled the Germans out of their trench, where they were caught by our Maxims and wiped out." This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 24th of June 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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