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 Derek Anthony Seagrim

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Derek Anthony Seagrim

Birth
Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England
Death 6 Apr 1943 (aged 39)
Tunisia
Burial Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Memorial ID 8170870 View Source
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World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 7th Battalion, Green Howards. On the night of March 20-21, 1943, Lieutenant Colonel Seagrim was ordered to capture an important objective at the Mareth Line, Tunisia. When it appeared that the attack on the position would fail due to intense enemy fire, he placed himself at the head of his battalion and led them forward. He personally helped to place a scaling ladder over an anti-tank ditch and was the first across. Leading an attack on two machine-gun posts, he accounted for 20 of the enemy killed. When a counter-attack was launched the next day he moved from post to post supporting his troops until the assault was defeated. For most prestigious courage and leadership, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. He died on April 6, 1943 after being severely wounded at the Battle of Wadi Akarit.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 10 Dec 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8170870/derek-anthony-seagrim : accessed ), memorial page for Derek Anthony Seagrim (24 Sep 1903–6 Apr 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8170870, citing Sfax War Cemetery, Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .