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John Spencer Dunville
Birth: May 7, 1896
Marylebone
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Death: Jun. 26, 1917
Epehy
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Royal Dragoons, British Army. In actions near Epehy, France, on June 25, 1917, Second Lieutenant Dunville was with a unit of the Royal Engineers engaged in the demolition of the enemy's wire. To ensure the absolute success of the work to be done, Lieutenant Dunville put himself between an N.C.O. of the Royal Engineers and the enemy's fire. Although severely wounded, his effort enabled to complete a work. He also continued to direct his men in the wire-cutting and general operations. The next day he died form his wounds. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on July 31, 1917. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery
Villers-Faucon
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: A.21.
 
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Record added: Mar 09, 2005
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John Spencer Dunville
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
John Spencer Dunville
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