b. 12/10/1880 Streatham, London. d. 07/11/1918 Limont near Fontaine, France.
He was 37 years old, and an acting captain in the 3rd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, British Army, attached to 14th Battalion during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 3 December 1917 at Masnieres, France, during a very heavy bombardment Captain Lascelles, although wounded, continued to encourage his men and organize the defence until the attack was driven off. Shortly afterwards the enemy attacked again and captured the trench, taking several prisoners. Captain Lascelles at once jumped on to the parapet and followed by his 12 remaining men rushed across under very heavy machine-gun fire and drove over 60 of the enemy back. Later the enemy attacked again and captured the trench and Captain Lascelles, who later managed to escape in spite of having received two further wounds.
He was killed in action, Fontaine, France, on 7 November 1918.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM, DURHAM.
BURIAL PLACE: DOURLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE.
Arthur Lascelles' medals including VC and MC at Durham Light Infantry Museum, (Picture - Thomas Stewart).
Cemetery Plan courtesy of Kevin Brazier
PLOT II, ROW C, GRAVE 24
Pennal War Memorial, Wales
Tywyn War Memorial, Wales
Uppingham School Memorial