Regiment: United States Expeditionary Force

Rothwell, Robert – Corporal

Brother of Mr. Thomas Rothwell, of 27, Burnham Avenue, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire.  Residence 340 West 37th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A.  Posthumously awarded the American D.S.C. (the highest award available for U.S. soldiers) for conspicuous bravery on 25 July 1918 whilst in the Chateau Thierry sector for voluntarily joining a party manning two abandoned French guns.  For two hours he remained at his post, and poured an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy.  Killed at the second battle of Marne.  Re-interred in St. Peter’s (Halliwell) Churchyard 11 February 1922.