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  • Name: Edgar Kinghorn MYLES
  • D.O.B: 23rd July, 1894
  • D.O.A: 9th April, 1916
  • D.O.D: 31st January, 1977
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion The Welsh Regiment

Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia 9 April 1916

9 April 1916

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The First World War Mesopotamia 1915-1918 

Following the failure of the first assault on Sanna-i-Yat on 6 April 1916, the British advanced their front line and in the early morning of 9 April launched a second assault on the Turkish positions there. In the dark the British advance became disorganized and, though for a time parts of the Turkish front line were captured, the British were pushed back, eventually consolidating a line four hundred yards short of the Turkish trenches. Many British troops finding themselves in exposed positions dug trenches for better cover.

Citation

 For most conspicuous bravery. He went out alone on several occasions in front of our advanced trenches, and, under heavy rifle fire and at great personal risk, assisted wounded men lying in the open. On one occasion he carried in a wounded officer to a place of safety under circumstances of great danger. 

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

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