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John Molyneux
Birth: Nov. 20, 1890
Death: Mar. 25, 1972

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in St. Helens, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, British Army. During an attack east of Langemarck, Belgium, on October 9, 1917, Sergeant Molyneux's battalion was held up by machine-gun fire causing many casualties. He quickly organized a bombing party to clear the trench in front of a house, killed a machine-gun crew and captured their weapons. He then called for someone to follow him and rushed for the house. By the time the extra men arrived he was in a hand-to-hand fight with the enemy in the house and forced them to surrender. In addition to the dead and wounded between 20 to 30 German prisoners were taken. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross present by King George V on December 12, 1917. He died at age 81 in St. Helens, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Saint Helens Cemetery and Crematorium
St Helens
Metropolitan Borough of St Helens
Merseyside, England
Plot: Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance.
 
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Record added: Apr 14, 2005
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