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NINE VICTORIA CROSSES

A supplement to the London ‘ Gazette. ’ issued on November 16 announces that the King hac awarded the Victoria Cross to nine members of tlif British Expeditionary Force. Five of the recipients were officers —three have since died of their wounds—and four noncommissioned officers, of whom two, belonging to the now famous “L" Battery, 8.H.A., have since received commissions. The official intimation is as follows: War Office, November 16, 1914. His -Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of tlio grant of the Victoria. Cross to the undermentioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and men for their conspicuous bravery whilst serving with the Expeditionary Force: Captain Francis Octavos Grenfell, 9th Lancers: For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies. Belgium, on August 24. 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119 th Battery, Royal Field Artilkv.y, near Doubon, the same day.

Captain Douglas Reynolds. 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery; At Le Caieau, on August 26, he took up two teams and limbered up two guns under heavy artillery and infantry fire, and though the enemy was within 100 yds begot oncguii away safely. At Pisselonp, on September 9, he reconnoitred at close range, discovered a battery which was holding up the advance, and silenced it. He was severely wounded on September 15. Captain Theodore Wright, Royal Engineer?: Gallantry at Mens on August 23 in attempting to connect up the lead to demolish a bridge under heavy fire; although wounded in the head ho made a second attempt. At Vailly, on September 14, he assisted the passage of the sth Cavalry Brigade over the pontoon bridge, and was mortally wounded while assisting wounded men to shelter. I Lieutenant Maurice James Dea.se, 4th Bat- : talibn. The Royal Fusiliers; Though two or I three times badlv wounded, he continued to i control the fire of his machine guns n/t Mona on August 23 until all his men were shot. He died of his wounds. Captain Harry Sherwood Rankcn, Royal Army Medical Corps: For tending wounded in ihe trenches under rifle and shrapnel l fire at Haulvesnes on September 19. and on Senton ber 20 continuing to attend to wounded after tils a mo. fyeen 5-VvaAA/€rc«?.<i. He has since died of his wounds. 1 Battery Sergeant-major George Thomas Dorr til {Regtl. No. 12,5431, now Second Lieutenant “ 1/ ” Battery, Royal Horse Artillery : For continuing to serve a gun until all the ammunition was expended, after all the officers were killed or wounded, in spite of a concentrated lire, from guns and machine Funs at. a range of 600 yds, at Nery, on September 1. Sergeant- David Nelson (Regtl. No. 34.4191, now Second Lieutenant “L” Battery. Royal Horse Artillery: Helping to bring the guns into action under heavy fire at Nery on September 1, and while severely wounded remaining with them until all the ammunition was expended, although he had been ordered to retire io cover.

Corporal diaries Ernest Garforth fßegtl. No. 7.3681, 15th Hussars: At Harmignies on August 25 volunteered to out wire under fire v;filch enabled his squadron to escape. At Dnmmarlin he carried a man out_ of action On September 5, when under maxim fire, he extricated a sergeant whose horse had been shot, and by opening fire for throe minutes enabled the sergeant to gel away safely.

Lance-corporal Charles Alfred Jarvis i'TJriri, No. 3,976), 57th Field! Company. Tfoyal Engineers : For great- gallantry at Jcnappes on August 23 in working for one hour and a hnlf under heavy fire in full view of the enemy, and in successfully firing charges for the demolition of a bridge-

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NINE VICTORIA CROSSES, Evening Star, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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NINE VICTORIA CROSSES Evening Star, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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