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Abraham Acton
Birth: Dec. 17, 1892
Cumbria, England
Death: May 16, 1915
Festubert
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Whitehaven, England, he served as a Private, in the 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, British Army. On December 21, 1914, at Rouges Bancs, France, Private Acton with another solider, went out from their trench and rescued a wounded man who had been lying exposed against the enemy's trenches for 15 hours. On the same day they again left their trench under heavy fire to bring in another wounded man. He was later killed in actions at Festubert, France, on May 16, 1915 and his body was never found. For conspicuous bravery at Rouges Bancs, France, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on February 16, 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Le Touret Military Cemetery
Richebourg-l'Avoue
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Le Touret Memorial, Panel 19 and 20 (No Known Grave)
 
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Record added: Sep 25, 2004
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Abraham Acton
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Respects to you and all the millions killed in war. See poem entitled "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori."
- JM
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