Private ABRAHAM ACTON
"B" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Died 16 May 1915
Age 22 years old
Panel 19 and 20.
- 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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