Serjeant JOHN HAROLD RHODES
Died 27 November 1917
Age 26 years old
III. E. 1.
- 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.