Captain Geoffrey Tugwell

Captain Geoffrey Arnold Tugwell, 1st/4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment ( The Green Howards). He was killed in action, aged 24, in France on the 23rd April 1917 during the Battle of Arras and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. He had been born in Scarborough in 1893 and was the son of Frank and Louisa Tugwell of 40 Esplanade, Scarborough.. He had been educated in Hampshire and Lancing College, West Sussex where had been a member of the O.T.C. Afterwards he had trained at the South of Scotland Technical College in Galashiels followed by employment in St Mary’s Mill, Selkirk. He was commissioned in September 1914 and went to France with his Battalion in April 1915. He was wounded in the same month and evacuated to hospital in Newbury. He re-joined the Battalion in February 1916 but was again wounded in September during the Battle of the Somme. After recovery in hospital in England he returned to France and was promoted to Captain and was in command of a Company when he was killed. The photographs show troops during the Battle.

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