- 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
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.
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.