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Maj Samuel Meekosha
Birth: Sep. 16, 1893
Leeds
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Dec. 8, 1950
Monmouthshire, Wales

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the 1/6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, British Arm. On November 19, 1915, Corporal Meekosha was with a platoon of about twenty who were holding an isolated trench near the Yser, France. During a heavy German bombardment, after most were either killed or wounded, Corporal Meekosha took command and sent a runner for assistance. He with the assistance of three other men continued to fight and dig out buried soldiers, saving the lives of four. For most conspicuous bravery, he invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on March 4, 1916. He remained in the Army and later achieved the rank of Major. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alexander Meekosha (1865 - 1948)
  Mary Catherine Cunningham Meekosha (1865 - 1936)
 
 Spouses:
  Bertha Elizabeth Charlotte Duval Ingham (1889 - 1945)*
  Constance Madge Emma Ingham Ingham (1887 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Felix Meekosha (1919 - 2000)*
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Meekosha (1893 - 1950)
  Elizabeth Meekosha (1896 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Ashes Scattered on Ilkley Moor.
 
Burial:
Glyntaff Crematorium
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8108778
Maj Samuel Meekosha
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