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Lieut George Edward Cates
Birth: May 8, 1892
Death: Mar. 8, 1917

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he served as a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Scots Guards, 1st Scots Guards, British Army. On March 8, 1917 at Bouchavesnes, France, When engaged with some other men in deepening a captured enemy trench, Second Lieutenant Gates struck with his spade a buried bomb, which immediately started to burn. Second Lieutenant Gates in order to save the lives of his comrades, placed his foot on the bomb, which exploded and took his life. For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on May 11, 1917. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu
Hem-Monacu
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: I.G.15.
 
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Record added: Nov 09, 2004
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Lieut George Edward Cates
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