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Willward Alexander Sandys-Clarke
Birth: Jun. 8, 1919
Death: Apr. 23, 1943

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Southport, Lancashire, during the Second World War he served as a Lieutenant with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. On St. George's Day, April 23, 1943, at Guirat-el-Atach in Tunisia, Lieutenant Sandys-Clarke's company were attacked and almost wiped out. He was the only surviving officer and, although he was wounded in the head, he gathered together a composite platoon and advanced to attack the enemy, but met with heavy fire from a machine-gun post. He manoeuvred his men to give covering fire and attacked the post single-handed, killing some of the crew, capturing the rest, and neutralising the gun. He dealt with two other posts in a similar fashion and led the platoon to its objective, but was killed when he went forward single-handed to tackle two sniper posts. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Massicault War Cemetery
Borj el Amri (Massicault)
Manouba, Tunisia
Plot: Row VB, Grave No. 1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Jun 07, 2004
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Willward Alexander Sandys-Clarke
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Willward Alexander Sandys-Clarke
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Willward Alexander Sandys-Clarke
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- James Snow
 Added: Apr. 23, 2015
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
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