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#Story of bravery - Award of Victoria Cross to 2nd Lt. Emerson 9 Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

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    On 6 December 1917, on the Hindenberg Line north of La Vacquerie, France, Second Lieutenant J S Emerson led his company in an attack and cleared 400 yards of trench. Though wounded, when the enemy attacked in superior numbers he met their attack with eight men, killing many and taking six prisoners. For three hours afterwards, all other officers having become casualties, he remained with his company, refusing to go to the dressing station, and repeatedly repelling bombing attacks. Later, leading his men to repel another attack, he was mortally wounded. His heroism inspired his men to hold out until reinforcements arrived.

    Link for Article and Photograph. http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/29306.aspx Diary page link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003fuy

    Another very brave man!