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."