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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 17/09/1885 New Barnet. d. 10/09/1961 Guildford, Surrey.

 

Frisby was 33 years old, and an acting captain in the 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 27 September 1918 at the Battle of Canal du Nord, near Graincourt, France, Captain Frisby was in command of a company detailed to capture a canal crossing, but when the canal was reached, the leading platoon came under annihilating fire from a strong enemy post under the bridge on the far side of the canal. Captain Frisby with a lance-corporal (Thomas Norman Jackson) and two others, climbed down into the canal under intense fire and succeeded in capturing the post with two machine-guns and 12 men. Then having consolidated his objective he gave timely support to a company which had lost all its officers and sergeants, organising the defences and beating off a heavy counter-attack.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: COLDSTREAM GUARDS RHQ, LONDON.

BURIAL PLACE: BROOKWOOD CEMETERY, SURREY.

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Cyril Hubert Frisby VC

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Cemetery Plan courtesy of Kevin Brazier

PLOT 28, GRAVE 219662

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Cyril Frisby's medals at the Coldstream Guards RHQ, London

(Picture - Thomas Stewart).

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His grave after renovation by the VC Trust in March 2015

(Kevin Brazier)

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27th November 1918

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Haileybury College (Paul Deeprose)