Corporal Lappin Returning to his Trench After Having Captured a Bulgarian Flag by B S Bagdatopulos (P)
On 27th October 1915, on the Yser Canal, Corporal W H Lappin, 1st/5th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, proceeded entirely on his own initiative and unaccompanied, to make a reconnaissance of the enemys trenches. He went over our parapet, crawled across about 100 yards of intervening space and under the German barbed wire to their parapet. There he looked through a small breach and obtained valuable information as to the condition of the trenches and the strength in which they were held, and successfully returned with the desired intelligence. On the 29th October Corporal Lappin again went over the parapet in broad daylight, and crawled to a Bulgarian flag, fixed by the Germans about 80 yards from our trenches and thirty yards from their own, and brought it with its 9 foot pole, safely back to our trenches under a heavy rifle fire. He was awarded the DCM.
|Item Code : ANT0132||Corporal Lappin Returning to his Trench After Having Captured a Bulgarian Flag by B S Bagdatopulos (P) - Editions Available|
| Antique print published c.1918. |
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|Paper size 11 inches x 8.5 inches (28cm x 22cm)||none||£25.00|