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Gordon Muriel Flowerdew
Birth: Jan. 2, 1885
Death: Mar. 31, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Billingford, England, he served as a Captain in command of C Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse, Canadian Cavalry. At Bois de Mureuil, France, March 30, 1918, when Captain Flowerdew being the first to reach the objective, saw two lines of the enemy, each about sixty strong, with machine guns in the centre and flanks. Realizing the critical nature of the operation, he ordered a troop to dismount to provide cover support while he led the remaining three troops in a charge. Leading his squadron, he passed through the German lines killing many of the enemy with a sword and hand to hand fighting. Although the squadron had then lost about 70 per cent of its numbers, with Captain Flowerdew being severely wounded, he continued to cheer on his men until the enemy broke and retired. He died from his wounds the next day. For most conspicuous bravery and leadership, he was posthumously awared the Victoria Cross on April 24, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Namps-au-Val British Cemetery
Namps-Maisnil
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: I.H.1.
 
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Record added: Nov 20, 2004
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- David Wend
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Jan. 2, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013
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