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George Arthur Boyd-Rochfort
Birth: Jan. 1, 1880
Death: Aug. 7, 1940

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Middleton Park, Ireland, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, British Army. On August 13, 1915, 2nd Lieutenant Boyd-Rochfort was in charge of a work party at a communication trench near La Bessee Canal, France. Suddenly a German motor landed on the side of the parapet of the communication trench where 2nd Lieutenant Boyd-Rochfort was standing. Instead of stepping back into safety he shouted to his men to look out, rushed at the bomb, seized it and hurled it over the parapet, where it exploded before injuring any of his men. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on September 1, 1915 and later achieved the rank of Captain. After the war, he became a noted racehorse trainer and breeder until his death at age 60 in Dublin, Ireland. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Castletown Old Churchyard
Castletown Geoghegan
County Westmeath, Ireland
 
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Record added: Jan 09, 2005
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