Jack Thomas Counter

Jack Thomas Counter

Birth
Blandford Forum, North Dorset District, Dorset, England
Death 16 Sep 1970 (aged 71)
Blandford Forum, North Dorset District, Dorset, England
Burial St Saviour, Bailiwick of Jersey
Plot 3a.20 02
Memorial ID 9021302 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, he served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment, British Army. On April 16, 1918 near Boisieux St. Marc, France, it was necessary for information to be obtained from the front lines. The only way to get it was over ground with no cover and in full view of the enemy. A small party tried without success, followed by six men with each one being killed in the attempt. Private Counter then volunteered, going out under terrific fire, got through and returned with vital information. This enabled his commanding officer to organize and launch the final successful counter-attack. He also carried five messages across the open under heavy artillery barrage to company headquarters. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was promoted to Corporal and awarded the Victoria Cross on May 21, 1918. After the war, he worked as a postman on Jersey in the Channel Islands. He died at age 71 in Blandford Forum, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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In
Loving Memory Of My Dear Wife
PEARL W. J. HARDMAN, nee Counter
Died 16th December 1963, aged 39 years
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away
In Loving Memory Also Of Her Parents
ADA LOUISE MARIE COUNTER, nee Vauvert
Died 28th Jun 1970, aged 71 years
And JACK THOMAS COUNTER, V.C.
Died 17th September 1970, aged 71 years


In Memory
Of Our
Loved One
From
Mum & Dad


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 1 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9021302
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Thomas Counter (3 Nov 1898–16 Sep 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9021302, citing Saint Saviour Churchyard, St Saviour, Bailiwick of Jersey ; Maintained by Find A Grave .