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12thMarch 1915



The Battle of Neuve Chapelle  Continues, as hopes are raised of a major breakthrough.  Private William Buckingham’s action in aiding British and German casualties while under heavy fire and despite is own injuries is awarded the Victoria Cross. Corporal William Anderson repelled a major counter attack and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions. Private Edward Barber played a significant role in capturing a German trench and is awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions. Sargeant-Major Harry Daniels and Corporal Cecil Noble each was awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions in attempting to cut trench wire while under heavy fire. Captain Charles Foss led a bombing party that led to the retaking of a German trench and over 140 prisoners was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions. Lance-Corporal Wilfred Fuller attacked a group of German soldiers and for his actions was awarded the Victoria Cross.  Lieutenant Cyril Martin for his efforts in holding up German reinforcements was awarded the Victoria Cross. Private Jacob Rivers in attacking German positions was awarded theVictoria Cross

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