Casualty details

BARBER, EDWARD

Rank:
Private
Service No:
15518
Date of Death:
12/03/1915
Age:
22
Regiment/Service:
Grenadier Guards
 
1st Bn.
Awards:
V C
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Additional Information:

Son of William and Sarah Ann Barber, of Miswell Lane, Tring, Herts.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 19th April, 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery on 12th March, 1915, at Neuve Chapelle. He ran speedily in front of the grenade company to which he belonged, and threw bombs on the enemy with such effect that a very great number of them at once surrendered. When the grenade party reached Pte. Barber they found him quite alone and unsupported, with the enemy surrendering all about him."

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LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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