Casualty details

FYNN, JAMES HENRY

Rank:
Private
Service No:
11220
Date of Death:
30/03/1917
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
South Wales Borderers
 
4th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference
Panel 16 and 62.
Memorial
BASRA MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. J. Fynn, of 19, Downing St., Bodmin, Cornwall.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette", dated, 26th Sept., 1916, records the following;-"For most conspicuous bravery. After a night attack he was one of a small party which dug in in front of our advanced line and about 300 yards from the enemy's trenches. Seeing several wounded men lying out in front he went out and bandaged them all under heavy fire, making several journeys in order to do so. He then went back to our advanced trench for a stretcher and, being unable to get one, he himself carried on his back a badly wounded man into safety. He then returned and, aided by another man who was wounded during the act, carried in another badly wounded man. He was under continuous fire while performing this gallant work."

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