Person    | Male  Born 18/11/1918  Died 9/9/2007

Sir Tasker Watkins

Categories: Armed Forces, Law

Countries: France, Wales

Soldier and judge. Born at 9 Station Terrace, Nelson, Glamorgan. In Normandy, he led an assault on a German machine-gun post. After all the other officers were killed in the approach, he continued to lead a bayonet charge against fifty armed enemy infantry and then single-handedly took out a machine-gun post. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross. After the war he studied law and was called to the bar in 1948. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1965, and in 1966 served as Counsel to the Tribunal on the inquiry into the Aberfan disaster. Died at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

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