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Corp John Thomas
Birth: May 10, 1886
Death: Feb. 28, 1954

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, he served as a Lance Corporal in the North Staffordshire Regiment, British Army. During actions at Fontaine, France, on November 30, 1917, Lance Corporal Thomas observed the German forces making preparations for a counter attack. On his own initiative and with a comrade, he decided to go forward to make a close reconnaissance. As they advanced under heavy fire his comrade was wounded, but Lance Corporal Thomas went on alone and finally reached a building used by the enemy as a night post. He was able to see where their troops were congregating and after staying for an hour holding the enemy with sniper fire, he returned with information which enabled plans to meet the counter attack. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Stockport Cemetery and Crematorium
Stockport
Stockport Metropolitan Area
Greater Manchester, England
 
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Record added: Dec 05, 2004
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