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Thomas Harold Broadbent Maufe
Birth: May 6, 1898
Death: Mar. 28, 1942

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British King George V on November 29, 1917 at Buckingham Palace in London, England for his actions as a 2nd lieutenant in the 124th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, of the British Army on June 4, 1917 at Feuchy, France during World War I. Born in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England, his family owned a department store called Brown, Muff & Co. Ltd. He attended Nevill Holt Preparatory School in Medbourne, Leicestershire, England followed by the Uppingham School in Uppingham, Rutland, England. In October 1915, following the outbreak of World War I, he left Uppingham to enter the British Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, London, England (now closed) and received a commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery in May 1916. Two months later he was sent to the Western Front in France. By the end of the war, he had been promoted to the rank of major and following his discharge from the British Army, he resumed his education at Clare College in Cambridge, England and at the Royal School of Mines in London, after which he was employed in the tin mining industry at Cornwall, England. He later became a director of his family's department store. Following the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, he joined the British Home Guard as a private and was killed in a mortar accident in Ilkley at the age of 42. In addition to the Victoria Cross, he also received the British War Medal (1914-20) and the Victory Medal (1914-19). His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 4 June 1917 at Feuchy, France, Second Lieutenant Maufe, on his own initiative and under intense artillery fire repaired, unaided, the telephone wire between the forward and rear positions, thereby enabling his battery to open fire on the enemy. He also saved what could have been a disastrous occurrence by extinguishing a fire in an advanced ammunition dump caused by a heavy explosion, regardless of the risk he ran from the effects of gas shells in the dump." (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Ilkley Cemetery
Metropolitan Borough of Bradford
West Yorkshire, England
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Record added: Apr 16, 2005
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Thomas Harold Broadbent Maufe
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Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Sep. 21, 2015

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: May. 6, 2015

- Kat
 Added: May. 6, 2015
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