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Lionel Ernest Queripel
Birth: Jul. 13, 1920
Death: Sep. 19, 1944

England, he served as a Captain in A Company, 10th Parachute Battalion, British Army. On September 19, 1944, Captain Queripel was commanding a composite company composed of three Parachute Battalions when it became pinned down by continuous and heavy enemy fire near Arnhem, Netherlands. He at once reorganized his force and crossed the road under extremely heavy fire. During this period he carried a wounded Sergeant to the Regimental Aid Post under fire, with himself being wounded in the face. He then personally led a party of men against a strong point and succeeded in killing the crews of a machine-gun position and recapturing an anti-tank gun. Later in the day, Captain Queripel found himself cut off with a small party of men and took up a position in a ditch. Regardless of his wounds he continued to inspire his men to resist with hand grenades, pistols and the few remaining rifles. He decided it was impossible to hold the position longer and ordered his men to withdraw. Despite their protests, he insisted on remaining behind to cover their withdrawal. This was the last occasion on which he was seen alive. For courage, leadership and devotion to duty, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross in January 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Arnhem (Oosterbeek) War Cemetery
Arnhem
Arnhem Municipality
Gelderland, Netherlands
 
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