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Service Number: 10694
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Border Regiment

"B" Coy. 2nd Bn.

Date of Death

Died 16 May 1915

Age 22 years old

Buried or commemorated at


Panel 19 and 20.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of Robert and Elizabeth Eleanor Acton, of 4, Regent Square, Senhouse St., Whitehaven, Cumberland.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 18th Feb., 1915, records the following:-"For conspicuous bravery on the 21st December, at Rouges-Bancs, in voluntarily going from his trench and rescuing a wounded man who had been lying exposed against the enemy's trenches for 75 hours; and on the same day again leaving his trench voluntarily, under heavy fire to bring into cover another wounded man. He was under fire for 60 minutes whilst conveying the wounded men into safety".

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