George Harry Wyatt

Date of birth: 
September 5, 1886
Died: 
January 22, 1964
Allegiance: 
United Kingdom
Service: 
British Army
Rank: 
Lance-Sergeant
Unit: 
Coldstream Guards
Awards: 
Victoria Cross, Order of Saint George (Russia)
Campaigns: 
WW1,
VC Awarded: 
16 November 1915
Awarded posthumously: 
No

Citation

On 25/26 August 1914 at Landrecies, France, part of Lance-Corporal Wyatt's battalion was hotly engaged close to some farm buildings when the enemy set alight some straw sacks in the farmyard. The lance-corporal twice dashed out under very heavy fire from the enemy, only 25 yards (23 m) away, and extinguished the burning straw, making it possible to hold the position. Later, although wounded in the head, he continued firing until he could no longer see owing to the blood pouring down his face. The medical officer bound up his wound and ordered him to the rear, but he returned to the firing line and went on fighting

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