The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Albert Mountain

Albert Mountain

Birth
Leeds, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 7 Jan 1967 (aged 71)
Barkston Ash, Selby District, North Yorkshire, England
Burial Adel, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Memorial ID 13692234 · View Source
Suggest Edits

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leeds, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 17th West Yorkshire Regiment, British Army, On March 23, 1918, Sergeant Mountain was in command of a rifle squad during the Battle of the Somme, in actions at Hamelincourt, France. When the situation was critical, Sergeant Mountain with a party of 10 men attacked an advance enemy patrol of about 200 strong, killing half of them. He then rallied his men against the main body of the enemy, to cover the retirement of the rest of his company. With only four men he held at bay 600 of the enemy for half an hour. Sergeant Mountain later took command of the flank post of the battalion, holding on for 27 hours until the enemy finally surrounded. For most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on June 7, 1918. He died at age 71 in Leeds, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Albert Mountain?

Current rating:

23 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13692234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Mountain (19 Apr 1895–7 Jan 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13692234, citing Lawnswood Cemetery, Adel, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .