CorporalMINER, HENRY (HARRY) GARNET BEDFORD

Service Number 823028

Died 08/08/1918

Aged 28

58th Bn.
Canadian Infantry

V C

Croix de Guerre (France). Son of John and Sarah Orpha Miner.

Citation

An extract taken from the London Gazette dated 25th Oct., 1918, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in attack, when despite severe wounds he refused to withdraw. He rushed an enemy machine-gun post single-handed, killed the entire crew and turned the gun on the enemy. Later, with two others, he attacked another enemy machine-gun post, and succeeded in putting the gun out of action. Cpl. Miner then rushed single-handed an enemy bombing post, bayoneting two of the garrison and puttting the remainder to flight. He was mortally wounded in the performance of this gallant deed."

Buried at CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 783

Cemetery/memorial reference: V. B. 11.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.