LieutenantCATHER, GEOFFREY St. GEORGE SHILLINGTON

Died 02/07/1916

Aged 25

Adjt. 9th Bn.
Royal Irish Fusiliers

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Son of the late Mr. R. G. Cather and of Mrs. M. M. Cather, of Limpsfield, Surrey.

Citation

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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Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 72337

Cemetery/memorial reference: Pier and Face 15 A.

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