NAMDEO JADAV. (reg No. 911).
Sepoy.* 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. Indian Army.
London Gazetted on the 19th June, 1945.
Born on 18th November 1921 at Nimaj, (Village), Admednagar District, Bombay, India.
Died on 2nd August 1984 in India.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 19th April 1945 at the River Senio, Italy, a small party of men were almost annihilated during an assault on the East Bank of the river. Under heavy fire and through extremely deep water, Sepoy Nemdeo Jadav carried two men who were wounded up a steep bank and through a mined area to a place of safety. Then taking vengeance on the enemy he eliminated three machine-gun posts. Determined to avenge his dead comrades he climbed to the top of the bank and yelling the Mahratta war-cry, he waved the surviving companies across the river. His action saved many lives and allowed his Battalion, not only to secure the bridgehead: but finally to crush all enemy resistance in the vicinity.
Additional information:.. Havildar** Namdeo Jadav also held the Indian PVSM.
*Private. **Sergeant.

NAND SINGH. (reg No. 912).
Acting Naik* 1st/11th Sikh Regiment. Indian Army.
London Gazetted on 6th June 1944.
Born on 24th September, 1914 at Bahadur ( Village), Patiala State, Punjab, India.
Died on 12th December 1947 at Uri, Kashmir.India.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 11th/12th March 1944, Naik Nand Singh was ordered to recapture a position that had been taken by the enemy at the Maungdaw-Buthidaung Road, in Burma,. He led his section, under extremely heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, up a steep, knife edged slope.. Nand Singh was wounded in the thigh, but they successfully captured the first trench. Crawling forward on his own, he was again wounded, this time in the shoulder and the face. In spite of this he went on to capture two more trenches .
Additional information:. He was later promoted to Jemadar**
* Corporal. ** Lieutenant.

NAPIER, William. (reg No. 913).
Sergeant. 1st Battalion. 13th Regiment. *
London Gazetted on 24th December, 1858.
Born in 1828 at Bingley, Yorkshire.
Died on 2nd June 1908 at Rochester, Victoria, Australia.
Memorial on grave at Rochester Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:
For conspicuous gallantry on 6th April 1858 near Azimghur, India, Sergeant Napier, while surrounded by Sepoys, he bandaged the wounds of Private Benjamin Milnes of the 13th Regiment, whilst under fire. He remained with him, until he was finally able to carry him to safety.
* Prince Consort's (Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry.
Additional information:. Sergeant-Major Napier joined the 13th Regiment on 10th December 1846. He saw service in the Indian Mutiny where he won his Victoria Cross. He left the army at his own request on 10th December 1862, after 16 years service.

NASH, William. (reg No. 914).
Corporal. 2nd Battalion. Rifle Brigade. *
London Gazetted on the 24th December, 1858.
Born on the 23rd April, 1824 at Newcastle, County Limerick, Ireland.
Died on 29th April 1875 at Hackney, Middlesex.
Inscription on the Rifle Brigade Memorial, Winchester Cathedral.
Digest of Citation reads:.
Corporal Nash, was engaged with Captain Wilmot's Company, against a large number of the enemy near the iron bridge. Four of them found themselves at the end of a street, faced with an extremely large body of the enemy. One of the four had been shot through both legs, unable to move. Corporal Nash and Private Hawkes lifted and carried the wounded man whilst Captain Wilmot, using his men's rifles, fired them and covered their retreat. Private Hawks, although severely wounded, continued to carried the man, along with Corporal Nash, to safety.
* Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade.
Additional information:. Corporal Nash, Captain Wilmot and Private Hawkes were all awarded the Victoria Cross for their part in this action.

NEAME, Philip. (reg No. 916).
Lieutenant. 15th Field Company. Royal Engineers.
London Gazetted on 18th February 1915.
Born on 12th December 1888 at Macknade, Faversham, Kent.
Died on 28th April 1978 at Selling, Faversham, Kent.
Memorial at Selling Church, Kent.
Digest of Citation reads:
Near Neuve Chapelle, France, on the 19th December, 1914, Lieutenant Neame, despite the heavy rifle fire and bombing by the enemy, succeeded in holding back German counter-attacks by making single-handed bombing attacks. He was covered by rifle and machine gun fire from the trenches, that had been recently captured from the Germans. During this act he killed and wounded many of them.. He was able to delay the enemy advance long enough to rescue any of our wounded that were able to be moved.
Additional information:. Lieutenant General Sir Philip Neame was created a Knight Commander, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE); a Companion of the Order of the Bath and he also held the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). In addition he held the Legion d'Honneur and Croix de Guerre of France, the Croix de Guerre of Belgium, the Czechoslovakian Knight of the Order of the White Lion, a Knight of the Order of St John and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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NEEDHAM, Samuel. (reg No. 917).
Private. 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 30th of October 1918.
V.C. Medal's Custodian is the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental Museum (Luton).
Born on 16th August, 1885 at Greta Limber, Lincolnshire.
Died on 4th November, 1918 at Kantara, Egypt.
Memorial on Kantara War Memorial, Egypt.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 10th/11th September, 1918 at Kefr Kasim, Palestine, one of our patrols was attacked by the enemy in considerable force, supported by very heavy fire. At a critical moment Private Needham ran back, turned to face a fresh body of the enemy which was approaching and fired rapidly at about 40 Turks at only 30 yards range. This action checked the enemy and just gave the patrol commander time to get his men together again. Half of the patrol were casualties but they managed to get back all their wounded. Private Needham's action in standing up to the enemy all alone did much to inspire the men and undoubtedly saved the situation.

NEELY, Thomas. (reg No. 918).
Corporal. 8th Battalion. Royal Lancaster Regiment. *
London Gazetted on the 14th December 1918.
Born on 28th March 1897 at Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.
Killed in action on the 1st October 1918 at Flesquieres, France.
Memorial on grave at Masnieres British Cemetery, France and at The Priory, Lancaster.
Digest of Citation reads:
Realising the gravity of the situation, when his company was held up by heavy machine-gun from a flank during the advance at Flesquieres, France, on 27th September 1918, Corporal Neely, immediately started out with two men, and rushed the gun positions. They disposed of the garrisons and captured three machine-guns. On two later occasions he rushed a series of enemy positions, often single handed, including a strongly fortified garrison, killing or capturing the defenders. Because of his action, his company was able to advance along the Hindenburg support line for 3000 yards.
* King's Own .
Additional information:. Lance Sergeant Neely (spelt Neeley in the Victoria Cross 1856-1920) was killed in action on the 1st October 1918, three days after his gallant action.

NELSON, David. (reg No. 919).
Sergeant. L Battery Royal Horse Artillery.
London Gazetted on 16th November 1914.
Born on 3rd April 1876 at Deraghland, Stradnnoden, County Monaghan, Ireland.
Died of his wounds, received in action, on the 8th April 1918 at 58th Casualty Clearing Station, Lillers, France.
Memorial on grave at Lillers Communal Cemetery, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 1st September 1914, at Nery, France, L Battery, after distinguishing itself covering the retreat, unexpectedly came under fire from a far superior enemy force. The fire was so destructive that it left only one gun in action. This gun continued firing by Sergeant-Major Dorrell, Sergeant NELSON, Gunner H Derbyshire and Driver Osborne, until all ammunition was expended. At this time all the officers and men of the battery had either been killed or wounded. The Queen's Bays and I Battery came to their rescue.
Additional information:. Sergeant-Major and Sergeant NELSON were awarded the Victoria Cross as was Captain BRADBURY, who was killed in the action, received it posthumously. Gunner Derbyshire and Driver Osborne received the French Médaille Militaire.
Major NELSON died of his wounds five days after his 42nd birthday..

NESBITT, Randolph Cosby. (reg No. 920).
Captain. Mashonaland Mounted Police. South African Forces.
London Gazetted on the 7th May, 1897.
Born on 20th September 1867 at Queenstown, Cape Colony, South Africa.
Died on the 23rd July, 1956 at Cape Town, South Africa.
Memorial on his Ashes which are interred in the Anglican Cathedral, Salisbury, Rhodesia.
Digest of Citation reads:
Captain Nesbitt went to the rescue of miners at the Alice Mine in the Mazoe Valle, Rhodesia, on 19th June 1896 , with a patrol of only 13 men. The miners were surrounded by hordes of rebels but Captain Nesbitt, and his patrol, fought their way through the enemy and succeeded in rescuing the harassed party, which included three women, and delivering them to Salsbury. During heavy fighting which ensued during the rescue, three of the small patrol were killed and five were wounded.

Acting Subadar. 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles. Indian Army.
London Gazetted on the 12th of October 1944.
Born on 8th January 1916 at Rahu ( Village) Bhirkot, Nepal.
Killed in action on 26th June 1944 at Bishenpur, Burma..
Tribute on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Digest of Citation reads:
At Bishenpur, Burma, on the day's 25th/26th June 1944, Subadar Netrabahadur Thapa was commanding a small isolated post on a hill. The Japanese attacked in force and the Gurkhas, inspired by their Subadar, who showed great courage and set a fine example, continued to hold their ground, beating back the enemy. He had to call for reinforcement as the casualties were extremely heavy. The reinforcements, when they arrived, after some time, also became casualties. This officer, undeterred, showing great courage, recovered the ammunition alone. He then began to attack the Japanese with grenades and kukris, until he himself was finally killed.

NETTLETON, John Dering. (reg No. 922).
Squadron Leader. 44 Squadron. Royal Air Force.
London Gazetted on the 28th April 1942.
Born on 28th June 1917 at Nongoma, Natal, South Africa.
Killed in action, during a bombing flight to Turin in February 1944.
No known grave, but has an inscription on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Digest of Citation reads:
Squadron Leader Nettleton was leading one of the two formations of six Lancaster bombers that had been detailed to attacking diesel engine factory at Augsburg, Germany, on 17th April 1942. On crossing into enemy territory they were attacked by 25-30 German fighters. After the attack only two aircraft remained, the others having been shot down. The two aircraft continued on their course to the target at a height of around 50 ft above the ground. At Augsburg, they were greeted by intense anti-aircraft fire from almost point-blank range. They managed to drop their bombs on the target, but the second aircraft was hit and after bursting into flames, crash-landed. Squadron Leader Nettleton's aircraft was the only one of its formation to return safely.
Additional information:. He was promoted to Wing Commander and carried out several more operations with great courage.

NEWELL, Robert. (reg No. 923).
Private. 9th Lancers. *
London Gazetted on the 24th December, 1858.
Born in 1835 at Seaham, County Durham.
Died on 11th July 1858 in India..
Memorial not known.
Private Newell, at Lucknow, India, on 19th March 1858, whilst under extremely heavy musketry fire from a large body of the enemy, went to the assistance of, and rescued a comrade whose horse had fallen on bad ground and managed to get him to safety.
* Queen's Royal.

NEWLAND, John Ernest. (reg No. 924).
Captain. 12th Battalion * Australian Imperial Force.
London Gazetted on 8th June 1917.
Born on 22nd August 1881 at Highton, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Died on 19th March 1948 at Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.
Memorial on grave at Brighton General Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia and on the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
Digest of Citation reads:
Captain Newland had organised an attack on an important objective, and personally led his company in a bombing attack under extremely heavy fire at Bapaume, France, on the 7th/9th April 1917, rallying his men who had suffered heavy casualties. His company, who were holding the captured position, were counter -attacked, by the enemy, the following night, but the captain, with utter disregard for his own safety and sensible use of reserves, along with his men, regained it On another occasion, when the company to his left was overpowered and his own company was being attacked from the rear, he drove off the combined attack that had unfolded from these directions. When the attacks were renewed three or four times, it was Captain Newland's tenacity and disregard for his own safety that had encouraged his company to hold out. The stand by this man was a great importance, producing outstanding results.
* Southern Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmanian Battalion.
Additional information:. Major Newlands also held the Military Service Medal (MSM).

NEWMAN, Augustus Charles. (reg No. 925).
Lieutenant Colonel. Essex Regiment (attached to No. 2 Commando).
London Gazetted on 19th June 1945.
Born on 19th August 1904 at Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Essex.
Died on 26th April 1972 at Sandwich , Kent.
Memorial on grave at Boreham, Kent.
Digest of Citation reads:
Lieutenant Colonel Newman was the officer in charge of the military force consisting of 44 officers and 224 other ranks. On the night of 27th/28th June 1942, he was one of the first ashor, leading his men, without regard for his own safety, in the attack on St Nazaire, France.. They had been detailed to land on occupied territory and destroy the dock installations of the German naval base there. His men were so inspired by his leadership that they fought valiantly and held off an enemy far superior in numbers, until the demolition crews had completed their tasks. Lieutenant Colonel Newman, and his men. tried to fight their way, through the enemy, into the open countryside. However,they were finally overwhelmed and taken prisoner, but not until all their ammunition had been exhausted.
Additional information:. Lieutenant Colonel Newman, also held the Order of the British Empire, (OBE) and the Territorial Decoration, (TD). His other decorations included the Légion d'Honneur and the Croix de Guerre of France. He became the Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Essex.
He was a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (MICE) later, in 1957-58, becoming the Chairman of Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors.
As he was taken prisoner, his Victoria Cross was not recorded in the London Gazette until the 19th June 1945.

NEWTON, William Ellis. (reg No. 926).
Flight-Lieutenant. 22 Squadron. Royal Australian Air Force.
London Gazetted on 19th October 1943.
Born on 8th June 1919 at St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
Executed by the Japanese on 29th March 1943 at Salamaua,New Guinea.
Memorial on grave at Lae War Cemetery, New Guinea, also the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at St Kilda Presbyterian Church and the Victoria Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:
Flight-Lieutenant Newton's aircraft was repeatedly hit whilst leading an attack at a low level on Japanese buildings and fuel dumps in New Guinea. In spite of this, he continued through the heavy fire and released his bombs. His aircraft was severely damaged, crippling it, but he managed to return to his base. The following day he returned to bomb a single building in the same target area, but this time the plane burst into flames and with great difficulty he managed to crash-land in the sea. Flight-Lieutenant Newton and his Flight Sergeant were captured by the Japanese. They were both executed on 29th March 1943..

NGARIMU, Moana Nui a Kiwa. (reg. No. 927).
Second Lieutenant. 28th Battalion. Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
London Gazetted on 4th June 1943.
Born on 7th April 1918 at Sir Apiraia Nata's Village, East New Zealand.
Killed in action on 27th March 1943 near Tobaga Gap, Tunisia.
Memorial on grave at Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia and at the HQ of the Dunedin RSA, New Zealand.
On the 26/27th March, 1943, Second Lieutenant Ngarimu was in command of a platoon in an action against a vital hill feature that was being fiercely held by enemy troops. He was first on the crest as he led his men in a charge up the hill, personally destroying two machine-gun posts. Several counter-attacks, by the enemy, were beaten back as he showed inspired leadership. Twice wounded, he refused to leave his men and by the following morning only two of his platoon remained without wounds. Reinforcements arrived and another counter-attack was launched, during which, Second Lieutenant Ngarimu was killed.

NICHOLAS, Henry James. (reg No 928).
Private. First Battalion Canterbury Infantry Regiment. New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
London Gazetted on 11th January 1918.
Born on 11th June 1891 at Lincoln in New Zealand.
Killed in action on 23rd October 1918 at Vertigneul, France.
Memorial on grave at Vertigneul Churchyard, France and at the HQ of the Dunedin RSA, New Zealand.
Digest of Citation reads:
Private Nicholas, one of a Lewis gun section, were ordered to form a defensive flank on the right in the advance. This was subsequently halted by very heavy enemy machine gun and rifle fire. Private Nicholas rushed forward alone, his section following at an interval of 25 yards. He shot a German officer commanding a strong point, overcoming the remainder of the 16 in the garrison by means of bombs and bayonets. He captured a machine gun and four wounded prisoners. The enemy post was captured almost single-handed, resulting in the saving of many casualties. When the advance's limit was reached, Private Nicholas, under extremely heavy fire from machine-guns and rifles, collected ammunition.
Additional information:. Private H J Nicholas, who also held the Military Medal (MM), was promoted to Sergeant. He was later killed in action at Vertigneul .

NICHOLLS, Harry. (reg No. 929).
Lance-Corporal. 3rd Battalion. Grenadier Guards.
London Gazetted on 30th July 1940.
Born on 21st April 1918 at Nottingham.
Died on 11th September 1975 at Leeds in Yorkshire.
Memorial on grave at Southern Cemetery, Nottingham.
Digest of Citation reads:
Close to the River Escaut in Belgium, Lance-Corporal Nicholls, on 21st May 1940, continued to lead the section, although wounded in the arm by shrapnel, in a counter-attack against superior enemy opposition. In the advance over a ridge, the situation became critical. Rushing forward, he put three German machine guns out of action. He continued his attack, over a second ridge, against a massed enemy infantry, until all his ammunition had gone. He was wounded around four times but refused to stop until all his effort was spent. He was then taken prisoner.
Additional information:. Lance-Corporal Nicholls was reported "missing believed killed. three" His Victoria Cross was the first one of the war to be Gazetted. (The first person to win the Victoria Cross was Lieutenant Annand. Reg No. 34)
Lance-Corporal Nicholls was presented with the Victoria Cross ribbon by the German commandant of the POWs camp in Poland.
NICKERSON, William Henry Snyder. (reg No. 930).
Lieutenant. Royal Army Medical Corps. *
London Gazetted on 12th February 1901.
Born on 27th March 1875 at Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada.
Died on 10th April 1954 at Cour, Kintyre, Scotland.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:.
At Wakkerstroom, South Africa, Lieutenant Nickerson, during the infantry advance in support of the mountain troops, went under heavy shell and rifle fire and attended to a wounded soldier. After dressing his wounds, he remained with him until they were able to take him to a place of safety.
* (attached to the Mounted Infantry).
Additional information:. Major-General Nickerson was created Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) and a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG). He saw further service in the European War (WW I) between 1914 -18. From 1925-33 he was the Honorary Surgeon to his Majesty King George V, during which time he was also Director of Medical Services in India. From 1933 - 45 he was Commandant of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

NICOLSON, Eric James Brindley (Reg No.931)
Flight Lieutenant (later Wing Commander) Royal Air Force 249 Squadron.
VC London Gazetted on 15th November 1940
Born on: 29th April 1917 at Hampstead, London.
Died on: 2nd May 1945 at the Bay of Bengal.
Memorial at: The Singapore Memorial.
VCs Medal's Custodian is the RAF Museum, Hendon, London.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 16 August 1940 near Southampton, Flight lieutenant Nicolson's Hurricane was fired on by a Messerschmitt 110, injuring the pilot in one eye and one foot. His engine was also damaged and the petrol tank set alight. As he struggled to leave the blazing machine he saw another Messerschmitt, and managing to get back into the bucket seat, pressed the firing button comtinuing firing until the enemy plane dived away to destruction. Not until then did he bale out., and when he landed in a field , he was unable to release his parachute owing to his badly burned hands.
Additional information: He was the only fighter pilot to receive the Victoria Cross during the Second World War. He also was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

NOBLE, Cecil Reginald. (reg No. 932).
Acting Corporal. Rifle Brigade *
London Gazetted on 20th April 1915.
Born on the 4th June 1891 at Bournemouth, Hampshire.
Died of his wounds on 13th March 1915 at Longuenesse, France.
Memorial on grave at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery France and on the Rifle Brigade Memorial in Winchester Cathedral.
Digest of Citation reads:.
When the advance of the Battalion was held up by barbed-wire entanglements and heavy machine-gun fire on 12th March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle, France, Corporal Noble and Company Sergeant-Major DANIELS (reg No. 301) rushed to the fore and successfully cut away through the entanglements. They were both wounded and Corporal Noble died of his injuries the following day.

NORMAN, William. (reg No. 933).
Private. 7th Regiment *
London Gazetted on 24th February, 1857.
Born in 1832 at Warrington, Lancashire.
Died on 13th March 1896 at Salford, Lancashire.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
Private Norman was on sentry duty alone in the White Horse Ravine, in the Crimea. some distance in front of an outlying Russian picquet, posted some 300 yards to his front. For the purpose of reconnoitring, three Russian soldiers had advanced under the cover of a brushwood. Single-handedly,without giving the alarm to the Russian picquet, Private NORMAN took two of them prisoner.
* Royal Fusiliers.
Additional information:. Private Norman was on parade on Hyde Park on 26th June 1857 when Queen Victoria made her first presentation of the Victoria Cross to the heroes of the Crimea.

NORTON, Gerard Ross. (reg No. 934).
Lieutenant. Kaffrarian Rifles. South African Forces *
Gazetted on 26th October 1944.
Born on 7th September 1915 at Hershel, Cape Province, South Africa.
Digest of Citation:
During the attack on Monte Gidolfo, Italy on 31st August 1944, heavy fire was pinning down Lieutenant Norton's Platoon. Advancing alone, on his own initiative, he attacked the first machine gun emplacement with complete disregard for his own safety, he killed the three man crew. He continued on to the second position which contained two machine guns and 15 Riflemen. He wiped out both machine-gun nests, killing some of the enemy and taking prisoner the remainder of the emplacement. Throughout his action he was cool whilst under constant fire from a self-propelled gun. He continued on, leading his platoon against the remaining enemy opposition.
* attached to the 1st/4th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment.
Additional information:. Captain Norton also held the Military Medal. (MM)

NORWOOD, John. (reg No. 935).
Second Lieutenant. 5th Dragoon Guards *
London Gazetted on 20th July 1900.
Born on 8th September 1876 at Beckenham, Kent.
Killed in action on 8th September 1914 at Sablonnieres, France.
Memorial on grave at Sablonnieres New Communal Cemetery, France, also in St Wilfred's Church, Haywards Heath Sussex; On the War Memorial at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex and on the 5th Dragoon Guards Memorial at Aldershot.
Digest of Citation reads:
on 30th October 1899 Lieutenant Norwood left Ladysmith in charge of a small Patrol of the 5th Dragoon Guards. The Patrol came under heavy fire from a ridge where the enemy was situated in great force. The Patrol which had arrived were only 600 yards away when the firing started. They retired at full speed. One of the Patrol had fallen and Lieutenant Norwood galloped back approximately 300 yards, all the time under heavy fire, dismounted and taking up the trooper, he carried him on his back , leading his horse with one hand. The enemy were firing continuously during the whole of his rescue of the Trooper, not stopping until he was out their range.
* Princess Charlotte of Wales' Dragoon Guards.
Additional information:. Captain Norwood was the son of J. Norwood Esquire of Pembrey Lodge, Beckenham. He was educated at Abbey School, Beckenham then Rugby and at Oxford. He entered his regiment 8th February 1899, serving with them in the Boer War until 1900.
On the 1st February 1911 he joined the Reserve of Officers. As Captain of the 2nd County of London Yeomanry, attached to the 5th Dragoon Guards, he served in the European War. (WWI). He was killed in action on 8th September 1914.

NUNNEY, Claude Joseph Patrick. (reg No. 936).
Private. 38th Battalion. Eastern Ontario Regiment * Canadian Expeditionary Force.
London Gazetted on 14th December, 1918.
Born on 24th December 1892 at Hastings, Sussex.
Died, of his wounds, on 18th September 1918 at Vis-en Artois, France.
Memorial on grave at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
For most conspicuous bravery on the 1st and 2nd September 1918 during operations against the Drocourt-Quéant line. When his battalion was in the vicinity of Vis-en-Artois, France, preparatory to the advance, the Germans laid down a barrage and counter-attacked. Private Nunney, at this point in time, was at company headquarters. On his own initiative he immediately proceeded through the barrage to the company's outpost lines. Making his way from post to post and giving encouragement to the men by his own fearless example the enemy were repulsed and a critical situation was saved. On the 2nd September, during the attack, his dash placed him continually well in advance of his comrades. His example of showing no fear was undoubtedly a great factor in helping the company on its way forwards to the objectives. Throughout the action he showed the highest degree of Valour. He was severely wounded and died of his wounds on 18th September 1918.
Additional information:. Private Nunney also held the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and the Military Medal.
NURSE, George Edward. (Reg No. 937).
Corporal. 66th Battery. Royal Field Artillery.
London Gazetted on the 2nd February 1900.
Born on 14th April 1873 at Enniskillen, Ireland.
Died on the 25th November, 1945 at Liverpool, Lancashire.
Memorial on grave at Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool.
Digest of Citation reads:
At the Battle of Colenso, South Africa, on 15th December 1899, when the detachments who had been serving the guns had either been killed, wounded or had been driven away from their guns by enemy infantry fire, Corporal Nurse and several others tried to save the guns of the 14th and 66th Batteries. The intervening space between the guns and where some are of the horces and drivers, who were still alive, were sheltering, a distance of 500 yards, was swept by a rifle and shellfire. Corporal Nurse, along with three officers, Captain W N CONGREVE ( reg No. 241) of the Rifle Brigade, Lieutenant F H S ROBERTS (reg No. 1060), who fell wounded and Captain H N SCHOFIELD (reg No. 1114) helped to harness a team to a limber and then line up a gun. Corporal Nurse, alone, managed to limber up a second gun.
Additional information:. Second Lieutenant Nurse was the son of Charles and Jane Nurse, of the Cobo Hotel, Guernsey. He had a higher class education course at Chamberlain Academy, Guernsey before enlisting at St George's Barracks, London, in the Royal Artillery. In December 1899 he embarked for South Africa. Under General Hildyard, Brigade Commander he served through all four colonies, including Tugela, Durban, and the relief of Mafeking.
He was married to Kathleen and they had one son, Charles T. Colenso Nurse.
His promotion to Second Lieutenant was Gazetted on 23rd September 1915.