Casualty details

EDWARDS, ALEXANDER

Rank:
Serjeant
Service No:
265473
Date of Death:
24/03/1918
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Seaforth Highlanders
 
6th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference
Bay 8.
Memorial
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Additional Information:

Son of A. Edwards, of Stotfield, Lossiemouth. Born at Drainie, Morayshire.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 14th Sept., 1917, records the following:-For most conspicuous bravery in attack, when, having located a hostile machine gun in a wood, he, with great dash and courage, led some men against it, killed all the team and captured the gun. Later, when a sniper was causing casualties, he crawled out to stalk him, and although badly wounded in the arm, went on and killed him. One officer only was now left with the company, and, realising that the success of the operation depended on the capture of the furthest objective, Serjt. Edwards, regardless of his wound, led his men on till this objective was captured. He subsequently showed great skill in consolidating his position, and very great daring in personal reconnaissance. Although again twice wounded on the following day, this very gallant N.C.O. maintained throughout a complete disregard for personal safety, and his high example of coolness and determination engendered a fine fighting spirit in his men.

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Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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