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Tom Dresser
Birth: Jul. 21, 1892
Death: Apr. 9, 1982

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British King George V on July 21, 1917 at Buckingham Palace in London, England for his actions as a private in the 7th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandria, Princess of Wales's Own), British Army on May 12, 1917 during the Battle of Arras in France during World War I. Born in Huby, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England, he joined the British Army following the outbreak of World War I in July 1914 and was sent to the Western Front in France. Following the war, he operated a newsagent's shop for 40 years in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, where he died at the age of 89. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "Roeux, France, 12 May 1917, Private Tom Dresser, 7th Bn, Yorkshire Regiment. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty (near Roeux, France). Private Dresser, in spite of being twice wounded on the way, and suffering great pain, succeeded in conveying an important message from Battalion Headquarters to the front line of trenches, which he eventually reached in an exhausted condition. His fearlessness and determination to deliver this message at any cost, proved of the greatest value to his Battalion at a critical period." In addition to the Victoria cross, he received the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal (1914-19). His Victoria Cross and other medals are on loan to the Green Howards Museum in Richmond, North Yorkshire, England. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Thorntree Cemetery
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Unitary Authority
North Yorkshire, England
GPS (lat/lon): 54.56462, -1.18182
 
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Record added: Dec 04, 2003
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Tom Dresser
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Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015

- James Snow
 Added: Apr. 9, 2015
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jul. 21, 2013
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