Lieutenant MAURICE JAMES DEASE
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Date of Death
Died 23 August 1914
Age 24 years old
Buried or commemorated at
ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY
V. B. 2.
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Awards Victoria Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
- Additional Info Son of Edmund F. and Katherine M. Dease, of Levington, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. One of the first British officer battle casualties of the war and the first posthumous recipient of the VC of the war.
- Personal Inscription REQUIESCAT IN PACE
- Additional Citation note
An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th Nov., 1914. records the following:- "Though two or three times badly wounded he continued to control the fire of his machine guns at Mons on 23rd Aug., until all his men were shot. He died of his wounds."
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