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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.[1]

Tosetti has no known grave and is commemorated by the Pozieres Memorial.

NotesEdit

  1. The London Gazette (29351) . 2 November 1915, p. 6. Retrieved 3 October 2012.

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