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 Harold Ackroyd

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Harold Ackroyd

  • Birth 13 Jul 1877 Southport, Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England
  • Death 11 Aug 1917 Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
  • Burial Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
  • Plot Special Memorial 7
  • Memorial ID 8042921

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Southport, England, he was a doctor serving as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, British Army. At Ypres, Belgium, during an enemy attack July 31 to 1 August, 1917, Captain Ackroyd, despite being under fire for hours at a time tended to the wounded men in the front line. He carried one wounded officer to safety on his back and returned to bring in another under sniper fire. During the enemy's repulse on August 11, 1917, he off from his advanced dressing station to search for wounded behind the firing line, going from one shell-hole to another, until he was shot and killed by a sniper. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on September 6, 1917.
Age: 40
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Honors: V C, M C

Son of Edward Ackroyd, of Southport; husband of Mabel R. Ackroyd, of Link Lodge, Malvern Link.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 29 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8042921
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Ackroyd (13 Jul 1877–11 Aug 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8042921, citing Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .