Victoria Cross:George Jarratt ,Royal Fusiliers

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered Stockwell,South London




    JARRATT, GEORGE

    Rank:

    Corporal

    Service No:

    55295

    Date of Death:

    03/05/1917

    Age:

    25

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Fusiliers



    8th Bn.

    Awards:

    V C

    Panel Reference

    Bay 3.

    Memorial

    ARRAS MEMORIAL

    Additional Information:
    Husband of G. M. Jarratt, of 28, Stanley Road, Southgate, Middx.


    Citation
    An extract from "The London Gazette" dated 8th June, 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion in deliberately sacrificing his life to save others. He had, together with some wounded men, been taken prisoner and placed under guard in a dug-out. The same evening the enemy were driven back by our troops, the leading infantrymen of which commenced to bomb the dug-outs. A grenade fell in the dugout, and without hesitation Cpl. Jarratt placed both feet on the grenade, the subsequent explosion blowing off both his legs. The wounded were later safely removed to our lines, but Cpl. Jarratt died before he could be removed. By this supreme act of self-sacrifice the lives of these wounded were saved."
     

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  3. Bernard85

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    :poppy: good day cl1.yesterday.04:55pm,re:victoria cross:george jarratt.royal fusiliers.no.55295 date of death.03/05/1917.age 25.regiment/servise royal fusiliers 8th bn awards.V.C.he was very brave,may he rest in peace,regards bernard85 :poppy: :poppy:
     
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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