Pte Harry Christian VC of Ulverston

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Pte Harry Christian VC of Ulverston

Postby plbramham » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:14 pm

Memorial plaque in Ulverston Coronation Hall entrance commemorating First World War VC Pte.Harry Christian, 2nd Btn Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Born Pennington, Ulverston, on 17 January 1892, died Whitehaven hospital on 2nd September 1974, buried Egremont cemetery.
Citation: On 18 October 1915 at Cuinchy, Pas-de-Calais, France, Private Christian was holding a crater with five or six men in front of the Allied lines. The enemy started a fierce bombardment of the position, forcing a temporary withdrawal. When he found that three men were missing, Private Christian at once returned alone to the crater and although bombs were continually bursting actually on the edge of the crater, he found, dug out and carried one by one into safety, all the three men. Later he placed himself where he could see the bombs coming and directed his comrades when and where to seek cover.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at The King's Own Royal (Lancaster) Regiment Museum in Lancaster.
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Re: Pte Harry Christian VC of Ulverston

Postby plbramham » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:20 pm

Later thought, any chance you could you get a photo of his grave please Mike and add it here? Cheers Paul.
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Re: Pte Harry Christian VC of Ulverston

Postby mrdeacon » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:54 pm

Hi Paul here you go Harry's headstone from Egremont cemetery
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