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 Rupert Price Hallowes

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Rupert Price Hallowes

  • Birth 5 May 1881 Redhill, Reigate and Banstead Borough, Surrey, England
  • Death 1 Oct 1915
  • Burial Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
  • Plot Enclosure No.4 XIV. B. 36.
  • Memorial ID 8041549

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Redhill Surrey, England, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, British Army. During the fighting at Hooge in the Ypres Salient, Belgium, between the dates of September 25 to 30, 1915, 2nd Lieutenant Hallowesset set a magnificent example to his men under heavy and prolonged bombardments. On more than one occasion he climbed up on the parapet, utterly regardless of danger, in order to put fresh heart into his men. He made daring reconnaissance's of the German positions in our lines. When the supply of bombs was running short he went back under very heavy shell fire and brought up a fresh supply. Even after he was mortally wounded he continued to cheer those around him and to inspire them with fresh courage. He later died of his wounds and for most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on November 16, 1915.

Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Middlesex Regiment, 4th Bn.
Honors: V C, M C, Mentioned in Despatches

Son of F. B. and Mary Ann Taylor Hallowes, of Dan-y-Ffynnon, Port Talbot, Glam.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 29 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8041549
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rupert Price Hallowes (5 May 1881–1 Oct 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8041549, citing Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .