Laurent Posted 1 February , 2005 Share Posted 1 February , 2005 M.J O'Leary 1st Irish Guards won first Victoria Cross on February 1, 1915 near Cuinchy. From Victoria Cross reference: "Lance-Corporal O'Leary was one of the storming party which advanced against the enemy's barricades. He rushed to the front and killed five Germans who were holding the first barricade, after which he attacked a second barricade 60 yards further on. This he captured after killing three of the enemy and taking two more of them prisoner. The lance-corporal thus practically took the position by himself and prevented the rest of the attacking party from being fired upon". See trench map V.C localisation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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