Warner, Edward

Date of birth:
November 18th, 1883 (St Albans, Hertfordshire)
Date of death:
May 2nd, 1915 (Ypres, Belgium)
Mentioned on:
Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing
Service number:
7602
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Rank: Private

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
1st Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1915
For most conspicuous bravery near ' Hill 60 ' on 1st May, 1915. After Trench 46 had been vacated by our troops, consequent on a gas attack, Private Warner entered it single-handed in order to prevent the enemy taking possession. Reinforcements were sent to Private Warner, but could not reach him owing to the gas. He then came back and brought up more men, by which time he was completely exhausted, but the trench was held until the enemy's attack ceased. This very gallant soldier died shortly afterwards from the effects of gas poisoning.
Victoria Cross (VC)

Sources

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