Lieutenant Arthur Gerard Tapp


Lieutenant-AG-Tapp-BromleyTimesThe Military Cross has been awarded to Lieutenant Arthur Gerard Tapp, R.F.A. (Royal Field Artillery), for gallantry in the field.

Lieutenant Tapp is the son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Tapp, who lived for many years in Highland Road, Bromley, before taking up their abode at Horley, Surrey, and a grandson of the late Mr A M Tapp, who for 40 years resided at Shortlands up to the time of his decease last year. Lieutenant Tapp received his commission in the R.F.A. in April, 1915, when he was only 18 years of age, and four days before the end of his last term at Winchester College. He has been with the Expeditionary Force at the Front for 18 months.

Lieutenant Tapp is the second member of his family to be awarded this decoration. In October, 1915, Captain W H Tapp, Dragoon Guards, son of Mrs Charles Tapp, of the Hill, Bromley, also received the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry near Loos.

Sourced from the Bromley & District Times, 1917

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