LieutenantCATHER, GEOFFREY St. GEORGE SHILLINGTON
Adjt. 9th Bn.
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Son of the late Mr. R. G. Cather and of Mrs. M. M. Cather, of Limpsfield, Surrey.
An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 8th Sept., 1916, records the following
"For most conspicuous bravery. From 7 p.m. till midnight he searched 'No Man's Land', and brought in three wounded men. Next morning at 8 a.m. he continued his search, brought in another wounded man, and gave water to others, arranging for their rescue later. Finally, at 10.30 a.m., he took out water to another man, and was proceeding further on when he was himself killed. All this was carried out in full view of the enemy, and under direct machine gun fire and intermittent artillery fire. He set a splendid example of courage and self sacrifice"
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