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John Henry Cound Brunt
Birth: Dec. 6, 1922
Death: Dec. 10, 1944

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Priestweston, England, he served as a Captain in command of D Company, the Royal Lincolnshires, British Army. On December 9, 1944, Captain Brunt was in command of a platoon holding a vital sector of the line at Faenza, Italy. The German 90 Panzer Grenadier Division attacked Captain Brunt's position with the situation critical and his the anti-tank defenses being destroyed. Captain Brunt rallied his remaining men and moving to an alternative position, continued to hold the enemy infantry. He then firing a Bren gun, killed about fourteen of the enemy and gave covering fire so his men could withdraw. Captain Brunt took a party back to his previous position and although fiercely engaged by small arms fire, carried away the wounded who had been left there. Later in the day, the enemy counter-attacked and Captain Brunt going round his forward positions, rallied his men. Leaping on a Sherman tank supporting the company, he ordered the tank commander to drive from one fire position to another, while he directed fire at the advancing enemy. He then jumped off the tank, taking a Bren gun, stalked the attacking parties well in front of the Company positions, killing more and causing the enemy finally to withdraw. The next day, Captain Brunt was killed by a mortar round. For gallant leadership in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented his parents by King George VI at Buckingham Palace in December 18, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Faenza War Cemetery
Faenza
Provincia di Ravenna
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Plot: III. A. 8.
 
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Record added: Sep 17, 2005
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