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Second Lieutenant RUPERT PRICE HALLOWES

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Middlesex Regiment

4th Bn.

Date of Death

Died 30 September 1915

Age 34 years old

Buried or commemorated at

BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY

Enclosure No.4 XIV. B. 36.

Belgium

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Military Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of F. B. and Mary Ann Taylor Hallowes, of Dan-y-Ffynnon, Port Talbot, Glam.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from the "London Gazette", No. 29371, dated 16th Nov., 1915, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the fighting at Hooge between 25th September and 1st October, 1915. Second Lieutenant Hallowes displayed throughout these days the greatest bravery and untiring energy, and set a magnificent example to his men during four heavy and prolonged bombardments. On more than one occasion he climbed up on the parapet, utterly regardless of danger, in order to put fresh heart into his men. He made daring reconnaissances of the German positions in our lines. When the supply of bombs was running short he went back under very heavy shell fire and brought up a fresh supply. Even after he was mortally wounded he continued to cheer those around him and to inspire them with fresh courage."

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