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Award of Victoria Cross to A/Lance Corporal Frederick George Room. No. 8614 - 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    He was 22 years old, and an acting Lance Corporal in B Coy 2nd Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment British Army, during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 16 August 1917 at Frezenberg, Belgium, when the company which was holding a line of shell-holes and short trenches had many casualties, Lance-Corporal Room was in charge of the stretcher-bearers. He worked continuously under intense fire, dressing the wounded and helping to evacuate them. Throughout this period, with complete disregard for his own life, he showed unremitting devotion to his duties. (The first VC the Regiment has had in the war).

    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_George_Room

    Diary Page link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003jsc


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Thanks, Marie. The courage these men display is beyond belief.