Personal info

  • Name: Sidney William WARE
  • D.O.B: 11th November, 1891
  • D.O.A: 6th April, 1916
  • D.O.D: 16th April, 1916
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Corporal, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany’s)

Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia 6 April 1916

6 April 1916

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The First World War Mesopotamia 1915-1918 

On 6 April 1916, advancing west along the Tigris from Fallahiyeh, the British launched their first attack on the next Turkish positions at Sanna-i-Yat about 15 miles from Kut-el-Amara. The Turks held firm and the British suffered very heavy casualties. Corporal S W Ware, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, was awarded a posthumous VC for his gallantry in rescuing the wounded.

Citation

 For most conspicuous bravery. An order was given to withdraw to the cover of a communication trench. Corporal Ware, whose cool gallantry had been very marked during the advance, was one of the few men remaining unwounded. He picked up a wounded man and carried him some 200 yards to cover, and then returned for others, moving to and fro under very heavy fire for more than two hours until he had brought in all the wounded and was completely exhausted. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 26 September 1916. 26 September 1916, Numb. 29765, p. 9418

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