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Harold Mugford VC

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Harold Mugford VC

Person  Male  Born 31/8/1894  Died 16/6/1958

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: France

Born Harold Sandford Mugford at 149 Keetons Road, Bermondsey. On the 11th April 1917, at Monchy-le-Preux, France, he put his machine-gun in an exposed position from which he was able to face the enemy. Almost immediately his number two was killed and he was severely wounded. He was ordered to go to a new position and have his wounds dressed but refused to do so, staying to inflict further damage. Soon afterwards a shell broke both his legs, but he remained with his gun until he was removed to a dressing station. His legs were eventually amputated. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions.

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Harold Mugford VC - E6

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