Sir Tasker Watkins
Person Male Born 18/11/1918 Died 9/9/2007
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.