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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 29/12/1881 Middleton, Lancashire. d. 14/06/1958 Oldham, Lancashire.

 

Halliwell was 37 years old, and a lance-corporal in the 11th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army during the First World War when he performed a deed at the Third Battle of the Aisne for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 27 May 1918 at Muscourt, France, when the remnants of the battalion were withdrawing and being closely engaged by the enemy, Lance-Corporal Halliwell, having captured a stray horse, rode out under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire and rescued a man from No Man's Land. He repeated this performance several times and succeeded in rescuing an officer and nine other ranks. He made a last effort to reach a wounded man but was driven back by the very close advance of the enemy.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: NOT PUBLICLY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE:

BOARSHAW NEW CEMETERY, MIDDLETON, LANCASHIRE. SECTION 10 GRAVE 106

 

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Joel Halliwell VC

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Boarshaw New Cemetery, Middleton

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