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Second Lieutenant JOHN SPENCER DUNVILLE

Regiment & Unit/Ship

1st (Royal) Dragoons

Date of Death

Died 26 June 1917

Age 21 years old

Buried or commemorated at

VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY

A. 21.

France

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of John and Violet Dunville, of Redburn, Holywood, Co. Down.
  • Personal Inscription PEACE PERFECT PEACE
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30215, dated 31st July, 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery. When in charge of a party consisting of Scouts and Royal Engineers engaged in the demolition of the enemy's wire, this officer displayed great gallantry and disregard of all personal danger. In order to ensure the absolute success of the work entrusted to him, 2nd Lt. Dunville placed himself between the N.C.O. of the Royal Engineers and the enemy's fire, and thus protected, this N.C.O. was enabled to complete a work of great importance. 2nd Lt. Dunville, although severely wounded, continued to direct his men in the wire-cutting and general operations until the raid was successfully completed, thereby setting a magnificent example of courage, determination and devotion to duty, to all ranks under his command. This gallant officer has since succumbed to his wounds."

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