Cates, George Edward b. May 8, 1892 d. March 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...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Hem-Monacu, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: I.G.15.
Mactier, PVT. Robert b. May 17, 1890 d. September 1, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Tatura, Australia, he served as a Private in the 23rd Battalion, 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Australian Infantry. In actions at Mont St Quentin, north of Peronne, France, September 1, 1918, Private Mactier single handedly, jumped out of the trench, killed a machine-gun garrison of eight men with his revolver and bombs. Then, rushing forward about 20 meters, he jumped into another strong point held by a garrison of six men, who immediately surrendered...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Hem-Monacu, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: II.J.3.