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Frank Alexander De Pass
Birth: Apr. 26, 1887
Death: Nov. 25, 1914

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award posthumously on February 18, 1915 for his actions on November 24, 1914 near Festubert, France during World War I and was killed in combat the following day at the age of 27. Born in Kensington, Middlesex, England to Jewish parents, he joined the British Indian Army and became a lieutenant in the 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse of the Royal Horse Artillery and sent to France shortly after the outbreak of World War I in July 1914. He was the first Indian officer and Jewish recipient of the award. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "For conspicuous bravery near Festubert, on 24 November 1914, in entering a German sap and destroying a traverse in the face of the enemy's bombs; and for subsequently rescuing, under heavy fire, a wounded man who was lying exposed in the open. Lieutenant de Pass lost his life in a second attempt to capture the sap, which had been re-occupied by the enemy." His Victoria Cross is on display at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London, England. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Bethune Town Cemetery
Bethune
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: I.A.24.
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2004
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- peggy
 Added: Apr. 26, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Apr. 2, 2016
Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Jul. 7, 2015
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