William Herbert Waring
|William Herbert Waring|
|Born||13 October 1885
Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales
|Died||8 October 1918 (aged 32)|
|Buried at||Ste Marie Communal Cemetery, Le Havre, France|
|Unit||Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|Battles/wars||First World War †|
William Herbert Waring VC MM (13 October 1885 – 8 October 1918) was a Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 18 September 1918 at Ronssoy, France, Lance-Sergeant Waring led an attack against enemy machine-guns and in the face of devastating fire, single-handed rushed a strong-point, bayoneting four of the garrison and capturing twenty, with their guns. The lance-sergeant then reorganized his men, leading and inspiring them for another 400 yards when he fell mortally wounded.