Ordinary Seaman JOHN HENRY CARLESS
Died 17 November 1917
Age 21 years old
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Awards Victoria Cross
- Additional Info Son of John Thomas and Elizabeth Carless, of 31, Tasker Street, Walsall, Staffs.
- Additional Citation note
An extract from "The London Gazette" No. 30687, dated 17th May, 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Although mortally wounded in the abdomen, he still went on serving the gun at which he was acting as rammer, lifting a projectile and helping to clear away the other casualties. He collapsed once, but got up, tried again, and cheered on the new gun's crew. He then fell and died. He not only set a very inspiring and memorable example, but he also, whilst mortally wounded, continued to do effective work against the King's enemies.