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Corp John Thomas

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Corp John Thomas

  • Birth 10 May 1886
  • Death 28 Feb 1954
  • Burial Stockport, Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
  • Memorial ID 10042834

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, he served as a Lance Corporal in the North Staffordshire Regiment, British Army. During actions at Fontaine, France, on November 30, 1917, Lance Corporal Thomas observed the German forces making preparations for a counter attack. On his own initiative and with a comrade, he decided to go forward to make a close reconnaissance. As they advanced under heavy fire his comrade was wounded, but Lance Corporal Thomas went on alone and finally reached a building used by the enemy as a night post. He was able to see where their troops were congregating and after staying for an hour holding the enemy with sniper fire, he returned with information which enabled plans to meet the counter attack. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10042834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp John Thomas (10 May 1886–28 Feb 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10042834, citing Stockport Cemetery and Crematorium, Stockport, Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .