Lt. Col. Richard Annesley West V.C. D.S.O. & BAR M.C. North Irish Horse & Tank Corps 1878-1918
Born in this house on 26 September 1878
For conspicuous bravery and leadership on 21 August and for his self sacrifice at Courcelles France on 2 September 1918 when he was killed in action
Richard Annesley West VC DSO & Bar MC (26 September 1878 – 2 September 1918) was an English 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.