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Edward Unwin
Birth: Mar. 17, 1864
Death: Apr. 19, 1950

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Fawley, England, he served as a Commander in the British Royal Navy. During the troop landing on V Beach Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, on April 25, 1915, Commander Unwin's ship the HMS River Clyde was under a murderous enemy fire attempting to get the lighters into position on the shore. Commander Unwin with four other men left his ship to work on securing the lighters on the shore line. He worked on, until suffering from the effects of cold and immersion, forced him to return to the ship. Having in some degree recovered, he returned to his work shore party against the doctor's order. Despite being wounded several times, he completed securing the lighters on the shore line. After having his wounds attended to, he once more left his ship in a lifeboat, to save some wounded men who were lying in shallow water near the beach. For leadership and gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on January 15, 1916. Following his actions at Gallipoli, he remained in the Royal Navy and obtained the rank of Commodore. He died at age 86 in Hindhead, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Grayshott St Lukes Churchyard
Grayshott
East Hampshire District
Hampshire, England
 
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Record added: Mar 28, 2005
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