Victoria Cross: Herbert James

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  1. CL1

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    James was 26 years old and a second lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment,[4] British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

    On 28 June 1915 in the southern zone of Gallipoli, when the advance of part of the regiment had been checked, Second-Lieutenant James, from a neighbouring unit, gathered together a body of men and led them forward under heavy fire. He then returned, organised a second party and again advanced, putting fresh life into the attack. On 3 July he headed a party of bomb throwers up a Turkish communication trench and when all his party had been killed or wounded, he remained alone, under murderous fire and kept back the enemy until a barrier had been built behind him and the trench secured


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    UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007
    Name: Walter Herbert James
    Birth Date: 13 Nov 1888
    Birth Place: Ladywood, Birmingham
    Death Date: 15 Aug 1958
    Death Place: St Mary Abbot's Hospital, Kensington, West London
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