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Sergeant Edward John Mott VC

Born  on 4 July 1893. Enlisted 31st December 1910. Embarked with the 1st Battalion for Gallipoli in March 1915 serving as a Private . Awarded the DCM as Corporal whilst serving with the 1st Battalion. “On 28th April 1915, during operations south of Krithia for gallant conduct in leading his company to successive fire positions, and again for conspicuous bravery and good service in attacking over difficult country”.

He won the  VC on 27 January 1917 south of Le Transloy – For most conspicuous gallantry and initiative when in an attack, the Company to which he belonged was held up at a strong-point by machine-gun fire. Although severely wounded in the eye, Sergeant Mott made a rush for the gun, and after a fierce struggle seized the gunner and took him prisoner, capturing the gun. It was due to the dash of the NCO that the left flank attack succeeded – . He was presented with his VC by King George V at Buckingham Palace on 4th April 1917.

Medals: Victoria Cross (VC), Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) , 1914-15 Star , British War and Victory with Mentioned in Dispatches (MiD)  1937 and 1953 Coronation Medals.


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