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Joel Halliwell
Birth: Dec. 29, 1881
Death: Jun. 14, 1958

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Middleton, England, he served as a Lance Corporal in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army. During the Battle of the River Aisne, Muscourt, France, May 27, 1918, Lance Corporal Halliwell was captured by the Germans and was a prisoner with them for before he managed to escape. On his way back to the British lines, seeing many wounded comrades lying on the ground, he mounted a stray German horse which he rode back to pick up a wounded man and brought him back to safety, in spite of heavy shellfire. He went on to repeat this process, back and forth, through heavy enemy gunfire, with no thought for his own safety, some ten times, until his horse received a severe wound and he could no longer continue. For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He died at age 76 in Greater Manchester, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Boarshaw Cemetery
Middleton
City of Lancaster
Lancashire, England
Plot: D 1068.
 
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Record added: Mar 20, 2006
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Joel Halliwell
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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