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Lone Stand On Vital Ridge Won The V.C. = "MAGNIFICKXT BRAVERY" l 3 Rec. 1 p.m. LONDON, July 13. ) The Victoria Cross lias been <■ awarded to Corporal Edward 1 Thomas Chapman, of the Monmouth- , shire Regiment, for his part in se- , curing the capture of the great ridge 2 which dominates the Westphalian Plain and the Dortmund-Ems Canal, 1 near the Rhine. t 3 The citation says that Corporal , Chapman displayed outstanding gal- , lantry superb courage. Singlel.f handed he" repulsed the attacks of 1 well-led, determined troops, and gave his battalion time to reorganise on a vital piece of ground overlooking the only bridge across the canal. His magnificent bravery played a , very large part in the capture of the vital ridge and the successful development of the subsequent opera- • tions.

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CORPORAL'S HEROISM, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945

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CORPORAL'S HEROISM Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945

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