SerjeantRHODES, JOHN HAROLD

Service Number 15122

Died 27/11/1917

Aged 26

3rd Bn.
Grenadier Guards

V C, D C M and Bar

Husband of Lizzie Rhodes, of 27, New St., Pittshill, Stoke-on-Trent.

Inscription

UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS & THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30400, dated 23rd Nov., 1917, records the following

"pill-box,"

For most conspicuous bravery when in charge of a Lewis gun section covering the consolidation of the right front company. He accounted for several enemy with his rifle as well as by Lewis gun fire, and, upon seeing three enemy leave a he went out singlehanded through our own barrage and hostile machine-gun fire, and effected an entry into the "pili-box." He there captured nine enemy including a forward observation officer connected by telephone with his battery. These prisoners he brought back with him, together with valuable information.

Buried at ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 2016

Cemetery/memorial reference: III. E. 1.

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