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George Ward Gunn
Birth: Jul. 26, 1912
Death: Nov. 21, 1941

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award posthumously for his actions as a 2nd lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, British Army on November 21, 1941 at Sidi Rezegh, Libya during the Siege of Tobruk. Born in Neston, Cheshire, England, he joined the British Army following the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 and sent to the Middle East. He was commanding A Troop, J Battery on November 21, 1941 when he was killed in combat at the age of 29 while performing his heroic deed. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "Second-Lieutenant Gunn showed the most conspicuous courage in attacking this large number of enemy tanks with a single unarmoured gun, and his utter disregard for extreme danger was an example which inspired all who saw it. He remained undismayed by intense fire and overwhelming odds, and his gallant resistance only ceased with his death. But for this very gallant action the enemy tanks would undoubtedly have over-run our position." His Victoria Cross is on display at the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich, London, England. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Knightsbridge War Cemetery
Tobruk
Al Butnan, Libya
Plot: 4. F. 1.
 
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Record added: Dec 10, 2003
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- R I P
 Added: Jul. 26, 2015
Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Jul. 21, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 21, 2014
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