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A BRITISH HERO

CUKCKS 5,000 PRUSSIAN GUARDS. A. special cable dispatch tu the VanCouver ' Province ' tells of ;i stirring e\ ploit as follows :-- •■ Ii i-i nut often one litis tin- pleasure of (>f the distinction conferred 11)101! liim until, during the sweets, be opens a letter in this forsaken part of the war area and stlddenlv liti'ls he bus been giro:! the highest honor cvjr granted a British scilriifi-. LictiLi'iiant- Dimmer was my neighbor, arid he gained hip great, reward -- even the Censor will allow this to pass—in Flanders. How? Let met.ell Canada, in bis own words, for perhaps Canada will have one or more to her credit when this Hieal strngele is ended. Jt was on November 12. a.sui the. Prussian Guards had been picked to find the road to Calais. They found Dimmer. Five thousand of them/ advanced, covered by a trrriffin rain of German shrapnel which destroyed iive out (if six of our machine guns. Three men fell at the sixth, but the fourth was a host in himself. Shrapnel had spluttered in his face, and he was bleeding so hard that he broached a flask of brandy he carried in his pocket. Two thousand rounds he wound off, and the enemv hesitated-—the Prussian Guards wavered.. Thou something jammed, and ho was shot again in the right shoulder. Another draught*— he calls it Dutch courage—and his left hand had cleared the gun. and the leaden hull was resumed. Tho Guards wilted, and then, when reinforcements had gained that advanced trench, Dimmer ceased to fire and fainted. He fainted again while, in the excitement of receiving the news of the Victoria Cross, he told the story. It of such stuff that herpes are made. " '

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A BRITISH HERO, Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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A BRITISH HERO Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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