World War I Officer’s Letters Home Reveal Frustration

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2013

A writer believes he has uncovered how a middle-ranking Welsh army officer may have helped to alter the course of World War One. Llewelyn Alberic Emilius Price-Davies, VC, CB, CMG, DSO is best-remembered by followers of Welsh military history as a war hero from the Boer War, who won the Victoria Cross.

On 17 September 1901, as a 23-year-old lieutenant with less than two years’ experience, he mounted an audacious horseback solo counterattack on around 400 Boer troops in south Africa; sowing enough confusion in their ranks to allow the British artillery at Blood River Poort to regroup.

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