PATTRICK Howard Beecham
21929 WO2, Lancashire Fusiliers, WW1
50501 Essex Regiment, WW1
9 WL (Newton-le-Willows) Battalion, Home Guard, WW2
18613 Legion of Frontiersmen, Manchester, England

CITATION
Military Cross
Gazetted 10 January 1919, p635
For conspicuous gallantry and initiative on the 8th August 1918 when his Company Commander had become a casualty and, although
wounded himself, he took command and led the company through a dense fog, machine gun and shell fire. In the mist they passed by a
battery which opened fire on them with a machine gun. This Warrant Officer rushed it by himself capturing it and the battery of field guns,
with one officer and twenty men. He was again severely wounded and had to be left behind as a prisoner but was recaptured the next day.
He showed splendid leadership, courage and endurance.

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 1 March 1918, p2745
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 22/24 October 1917 during an enemy counter-attack, he reorganised and led forward
part of a Company which had become detached and with it filled a gap in the line. He held his ground under heavy fire and by his skilful
dispositions and good leadership assisted in repelling the enemy’s attack.

British Empire Medal
Gazetted Queen's Birthday Honours of 1956
Company Quartermaster Sergeant (acting), 9th West Lancashire Battalion, Home Guard.
A/CQMS Robert Moyse of 483 Warrington Road, Culcheth, near Warrington, Lancashire was one of the earliest members of 9 WL (Newton-le-Willows) Bn, Home Guard. He at once threw himself wholeheartedly into the work of the unit, particularly directing his efforts to publicising the existence of the unit in his own district of Culcheth, which is very much an isolated portion of the Battalion area. He continued his efforts over three years, with scant success but without being is any way disheartened, and within the last year, his persistence has been rewarded by the addition from his area of 14 new recruits, bringing the strength of his Platoon up from 2 to 16. The recruits are all of first-class material having been personally vetted by CQMS Moyse before he would allow their names to come forward, and have proved a most valuable addition to the Battalion strength. This intake of recruits is quite extraordinary in the Battalion and indeed in most parts of West Lancs and is attributable directly to the hard work and outstanding personality of CQMS Moyse and his example of unselfish public work in this as well as many other directions.

Mention in despatches
Gazetted April 1917
For gallant and distinguished services in the Field.  Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig despatch of 9th April 1917.

Croix de Guerre (France)
Gazetted


KNOWN AWARDS
Military Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British Empire Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)

Legion of Frontiersmen, Meritorious Service Medal

Silver War Badge No. B/211018

NOTES
Born 26 Aug 1890 Eccles Cross, UK
Died 20 May 1977 Warrington, UK
Buried Ashes scattered Peel Green Cemetery, Salford, UK

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