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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 16/12/1893 East Witton, North Yorkshire. d. 29/08/1956 Leeds, Yorkshire.

 

Poulter was 24 years old, and a private in the 1/4th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 10 April 1918 at Erquinghem-Lys, France, Private Poulter, who was acting as a stretcher-bearer, on 10 occasions carried badly wounded men on his back through particularly heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. Two of the wounded were hit a second time whilst on his back. Again, after a withdrawal over the river had been ordered, Private Poulter returned in full view of the enemy and carried back another man who had been left behind wounded. He bandaged 40 men under fire and was seriously wounded when attempting another rescue in the face of the enemy.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT MUSEUM, HALIFAX, YORKS..

BURIAL PLACE: NEW WORTLEY CEMETERY, LEEDS, YORKSHIRE. GRAVE 2500.

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Arthur Poulter VC

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28th June 1918

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Leeds VC Memorial