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On 4th November 1918, the last major offensive action on the Western Front during the First World War took place in Northern France. In the battle to seize the lock site near Rejet de Beaulieu, 2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment, supported by Field Squadron Royal Engineers, led the assault across the lock. For his courageous and exemplary leadership, under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, the Commanding Officer of 2nd Royal Sussex, Lt Col Dudley Graham Johnson DSO MC, was awarded the Victoria Cross.
The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
oil on canvas
H 66 x W 152 cm
BRCRM : 2019.38
donated by The Friends of The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh