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Arthur Hugh Henry Batten-Pooll
Birth: Oct. 25, 1891
Death: Jan. 21, 1971

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Knightsbridge, London England, he served as a Lieutenant in the 3rd battalion and 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, British Army. On June 25, 1916, near Colonne, France, Lieutenant Batten-Pooll was in command of a raiding party. When entering the enemy's lines he was severely wounded by a bomb which broke and mutilated all the fingers of his right hand. In spite of this, he continued to direct operations with unflinching courage. Half an hour later during the withdrawal, while personally assisting in the rescue of other wounded men, he received two further wounds, but refusing assistance, walked to within 100 yards of use own lines, when he fainted and was carried in by the covering party. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on November 4, 1916. Remaining in the service, he rose to the rank of Captain and was A.D.C. to Major General Sir R. P. Lee, K.C.B., C.M.G., Commanding the 18th Division. He died at age 79 in Ivybridge, Devon, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
St Lawrence Churchyard
Woolverton
Mendip District
Somerset, England
 
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Record added: Dec 05, 2004
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