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Corporal EDWARD DWYER

Service Number: 10523
Regiment & Unit/Ship

East Surrey Regiment

1st Bn.

Date of Death

Died 03 September 1916

Age 20 years old

Buried or commemorated at

FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ

III. J. 3.

France

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Cross of St. George (Russia).
  • Personal Inscription WE KNOW THAT HE ABIDETH IN US
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 21st May, 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at "Hill 60" on the 20th April, 1915. When his trench was heavily attacked by German grenade throwers he climbed on to the parapet, and, although subjected to a hail of bombs at close quarters, succeeded in dispersing the enemy by the effective use of his hand grenades. Private Dwyer displayed great gallantry earlier on this day in leaving his trench, under heavy shell fire, to bandage his wounded comrades.

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