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William Amey
Birth: Mar. 5, 1891
Death: May 28, 1940

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Birmingham, England, he served as a Lance Corporal in the 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, British Army. On November 4, 1918, Lance Corporal Amey led his section during an assault at Fauborg Sayer, Landrecies, France. His advance was slowed down my enemy machine gun posts, when he ordered his men to attack these positions under heavy fire. He drove the Germans of the two front positions into a neighboring farm, capturing their machine guns and 50 prisoners. Later he attacked another machine gun post at a farmhouse single-handedly, killing two and driving the rest into a cellar until help arrived. Again he rushed another strongly held post on his own and captured 30 more Germans. For most conspicuous bravery in the face of the enemy, he was promoted to Corporal and awarded the Victoria Cross by the King at Buckingham Palace on February 22, 1919. After the war, he lived in Leamington Spa, England, until his death at the age of 59. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
All Saints Churchyard
Leamington Spa
Warwick District
Warwickshire, England
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