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2LT Bernard Matthew Cassidy
Birth: Aug. 17, 1892
Death: Mar. 28, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Manchester, England, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army. On March 28, 1918, during the final series of the German offensives at Fampoux, east of Arras, 2nd Lieutenant Cassidy was in command of the left company of his battalion. Given the orders prior to the attack that he must hold on to his position to the last, the enemy came on in overwhelming numbers to turn back his flank. He continued to rally his men under a terrific bombardment. The enemy were several times cleared out of the trench by his personal leadership. His company eventually surrounded, but 2nd Lieutenant Cassidy still fought on, encouraging his men until he was eventually killed and his remains were never recovered. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on April 30, 1918.

Son of Bernard and Julia Cassidy, of 29, Watford Rd., Victoria Docks, London. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Arras Memorial *
Arras
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Arras Memorial, Bay 5 (No Known Grave)
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Sep 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9484136
2LT Bernard Matthew Cassidy
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
2LT Bernard Matthew Cassidy
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- James Snow
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015
Rest in peace, Leftenant. Until God perfects politicians, we'll need soldiers and heroes like you. Thank you!
- Soljerblue
 Added: Jan. 4, 2015

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 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
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