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Victoria Cross - Sgt. No. 295536, T. Caldwell 12 Btn Royal Scots Fusiliers With photo and article.

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

    For most conspicuous bravery and initiative in attack near Audenarde on the 31st October 1918 near Audenarde, Belgium, when in command of a Lewis gun section engaged in clearing a farmhouse. When his section came under intense fire at close range from another farm, Sgt. Caldwell rushed towards the farm, and, in spite of very heavy fire, reached the enemy position, which he captured single-handed, together with 18 prisoners.

    This gallant and determined exploit removed a serious obstacle from the line of advance, saved many casualties, and led to the capture by his section of about 70 prisoners, eight machine guns and one trench mortar.
    He later achieved the rank of Company Sergeant-Major.

    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Caldwell_(VC)

    Another brave young man!


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    Sorry I'm a bit slow in acknowledging your post, Marie.

    The things these Victoria Cross winners did never cease to astound me.