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 John Harold Rhodes

John Harold Rhodes

Birth
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Death 27 Nov 1917 (aged 26)
Fontaine-Notre-Dame, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Etricourt-Manancourt, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Plot III.E.1.
Memorial ID 10747079 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, he served as a Lance Sergeant in the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, British Army. In the Battle of Passchendaele, France, on October 9, 1917, Lance Sergeant Rhodes was in charge of a Lewis gun section covering the consolidation of the right front company. He eliminated several enemy with his rifle as well as by Lewis gun fire, then seeing three enemy leave a pill-box went out single-handed through hostile machine gun fire and effected an entry into the pill-box. There he captured nine enemy, including a forward German observation officer connected by telephone with his battery. These prisoners he brought back with him, together with valuable information. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 23, 1917. He was killed four days later in actions at Fontaine Notre Dame, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Apr 2005
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Harold Rhodes (17 May 1891–27 Nov 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10747079, citing Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Etricourt-Manancourt, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .