Casualty details

DANCOX, FREDERICK GEORGE

Rank:
Private
Service No:
21654
Date of Death:
30/11/1917
Age:
38
Regiment/Service:
Worcestershire Regiment
 
4th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference
Panel 6.
Memorial
CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Additional Information:

Native of Brabourne, Worcestershire.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 23rd Nov., 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in attack. After the first objective had been captured and consolidation had been started, work was considerably hampered, and numerous casualties were caused, by an enemy machine gun firing from a concrete emplacement situated on the edge of our protective barrage. Pte. Dancox was one of a party of about ten men detailed as moppers-up. Owing to the position of the machine gun emplacement, it was extremely difficult to work round a flank. However, this man with great gallantry worked his way round through the barrage and entered the" Pillbox "from the rear, threatening the garrison with a Mills bomb. Shortly afterwards he reappeared with a machine gun under his arm, followed by about 40 enemy. The machine gun was brought back to our position by Pte. Dancox, and he kept it in action all day. By his resolution, absolute disregard of danger and cheerful disposition, the morale of his comrades was maintained at a very high standard under extremely trying circumstances."

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CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Nord

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