Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum – The Chipp Medals – 15th June 2018

The Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum at Suvla Barracks, Hereford, has managed to acquire the medals wards to Lt. Colonel Wilkins Fitzwilliam Chipp D.S.O and bar., O.B.E., M.C., E.D. Croix de Guerre, France and Belgium, the most decorated Herefordshire regiment soldier who serves in uniform from 1899 to 1956. We attended a preview before they went on display at the museum.

Lt Col. Chipp has a quite extraordinary military career. He was born in 1882 and died in 1970 so a long life too. This link takes you to an excellent account.

The account says little about his career outside the military but it is clear that he was thought of highly in the forestry industry. Here is the obituary in the Commonwealth Forestry Review

The old cliché “They don’t make them like that anymore” seems all too true.