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Name: TOSETTI, Douglas MC

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Nee: bro of Gilbert, son of Maximilian Edward Oscar Tosetti

Birth Date: 6 July 1878 Bromley, Kent

Death Date: 21 Mar 1918 died of wounds, battle of Loos, France

First Date: 1911

Last Date: 1918

Profession: Farmer

Area: Uasin Gishu

Book Reference: Land, Gazette

War Service: WW1 Royal Berkshire Regt.

General Information:

Land - 1911 - D. Tosetti - Grazing and agricultural, 2500 acres (Farm No. 153) - Uasin Gishu - 6/1/11 - Under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/5/11 - Registered 16/9/11
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Uasin Gishu Plateau - D. Tosetti, Farm No. 133
Web - Douglas TOSETTI - Before the War, he was a champagne merchant. One of the stalwarts of the 8th Royal Berkshires, he fought at Loos (where he was wounded, but continued to lead his men - thus earning the Military Cross), and the Somme, and at Passchendaele. He was second-in-command of the battalion when he was killed during the German Spring Offensive of March 1918.
Web Major Douglas Tosetti, MC was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.
He was born in 1877, in Bromley, Essex, the son of German-born wine merchant Max Edward and Julia Elizabeth Tosetti (née Folks), of Bishop Stortford. His brother, Gilbert, was a first-class cricketer for Essex County.
Tosetti died on 21 March 1918, on the opening day of Germany's Spring Offensive, while serving with the 8th (Service) Battalion, The Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). He had been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during the Battle of Loos, on 25 September 1915. In spite of a severe wound to the leg, he had led his men in capturing trenches close to the Hulluch, which he then assisted in holding until compelled to seek medical attention later in the day. Tosetti has no known grave and is commemorated by the Pozieres Memorial.

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