Robert Vaughan Gorle

Robert Vaughan Gorle

Birth
Southsea, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Death 11 Jan 1937 (aged 40)
Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Burial Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Memorial ID 8543779 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. In the First World War, he served as a Lieutenant in the 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. For the attack on Ledeghem Belgium, October 1, 1918, he was in command of a 18-pound canon in support of infantry. Seeing that the infantry was being driven back by intense German machine-gun fire, he brought his gun into action in the most exposed positions. Without hesitation, several times he galloped his gun in front of the leading infantry destroying enemy machine guns resulting in the success of the attack. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awared the Victoria Cross Medal in December 1918.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8543779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Vaughan Gorle (6 May 1896–11 Jan 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8543779, citing Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa ; Maintained by Find A Grave .