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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 12/10/1880 Streatham, London. d. 07/11/1918 Limont near Fontaine, France.

 

He was 37 years old, and an acting captain in the 3rd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, British Army, attached to 14th Battalion during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 3 December 1917 at Masnieres, France, during a very heavy bombardment Captain Lascelles, although wounded, continued to encourage his men and organize the defence until the attack was driven off. Shortly afterwards the enemy attacked again and captured the trench, taking several prisoners. Captain Lascelles at once jumped on to the parapet and followed by his 12 remaining men rushed across under very heavy machine-gun fire and drove over 60 of the enemy back. Later the enemy attacked again and captured the trench and Captain Lascelles, who later managed to escape in spite of having received two further wounds.

 

He was killed in action, Fontaine, France, on 7 November 1918.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM, DURHAM.

BURIAL PLACE: DOURLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRANCE.

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Arthur Moore Lascelles

VC, MC

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Arthur Lascelles' medals including  VC and MC at Durham Light Infantry Museum, (Picture - Thomas Stewart).

Dourlers Communal Cemetery

Cemetery Plan courtesy of Kevin Brazier

PLOT II, ROW C, GRAVE 24

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Pennal War Memorial, Wales

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Tywyn War Memorial, Wales

UPPINGHAM SCHOOL MEMORIAL

Uppingham School Memorial

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11th January 1918

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