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Serjeant JOHN HAROLD RHODES

Service Number: 15122
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Grenadier Guards

3rd Bn.

Date of Death

Died 27 November 1917

Age 26 years old

Buried or commemorated at

ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

III. E. 1.

France

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar
  • Additional Info Husband of Lizzie Rhodes, of 27, New St., Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Personal Inscription UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS & THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30400, dated 23rd Nov., 1917, records the following:- For most conspicuous bravery when in charge of a Lewis gun section covering the consolidation of the right front company. He accounted for several enemy with his rifle as well as by Lewis gun fire, and, upon seeing three enemy leave a "pill-box," he went out singlehanded through our own barrage and hostile machine-gun fire, and effected an entry into the "pili-box." He there captured nine enemy including a forward observation officer connected by telephone with his battery. These prisoners he brought back with him, together with valuable information.

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