Charles Pope

Charles Pope

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 15 Apr 1917 (aged 34)
Louverval, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Moeuvres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot V.D.22.
Memorial ID 9915193 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he migrated to Canada, where he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railways. In 1910, he relocated to Australia and with the advent of World War I, he enlisted and as commissioned a Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion, 3 Brigade, 1 Division, Australian Infantry. On April 15, 1917, at Louverval, France, Lieutenant Pope was in command of a very important post, with orders to hold it at all costs amidst a heavy German attack. The enemy in superior numbers, attacked and surrounded the post. With ammunition was running short, Lieutenant Pope in a desperate bid to save his position, with his men ordered a charge against enemy force and they were overpowered. Although heavy losses were inflicted, he was found dead with most of his men and more then eighty of the enemy. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on June 8, 1917.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 17 Nov 2004
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Pope (5 Mar 1883–15 Apr 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9915193, citing Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, Moeuvres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .