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MINER, HENRY (HARRY) GARNET BEDFORD

Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
823028
Date of Death:
08/08/1918
Age:
28
Regiment/Service:
Canadian Infantry
 
58th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference:
V. B. 11.
Cemetery:
CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME
Additional Information:
Croix de Guerre (France). Son of John and Sarah Orpha Miner.

Citation

An extract taken from the London Gazette dated 25th Oct., 1918, records the following : "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in attack, when despite severe wounds he refused to withdraw. He rushed an enemy machine-gun post single-handed, killed the entire crew and turned the gun on the enemy. Later, with two others, he attacked another enemy machine-gun post, and succeeded in putting the gun out of action. Cpl. Miner then rushed single-handed an enemy bombing post, bayoneting two of the garrison and puttting the remainder to flight. He was mortally wounded in the performance of this gallant deed."

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CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME

Country:
France
Locality:
Somme

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