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  • Name: Edward John MOTT
  • D.O.B: 4th July, 1893
  • D.O.A: 27th January, 1917
  • D.O.D: 20th October, 1967
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Sergeant, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment, 87th Brigade, 29th Division

South of Le Transloy, France 27 January 1917

27 January 1917

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The First World War 1917 

On 27 January 1917 the British attacked the enemy line south of Le Transloy, between Bapaume and Combles. Sergeant E J Mott, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment, was instrumental in capturing an enemy machine-gun.

Citation

 For most conspicuous gallantry and initiative when, in an attack, the company to which he belonged was held up at a strong point by machine-gun fire. Although severely wounded in the eye, Serjeant Mott made a rush for the gun, and after a fierce struggle seized the gunner and took him prisoner, capturing the gun. It was due to the dash and initiative of this non-commissioned officer that the left flank attack succeeded. 

Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 9 March 1917. 10 March 1917, Numb. 29978, p. 2451

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