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  • Name: Arthur Herbert PROCTER
  • D.O.B: 11th August, 1890
  • D.O.A: 4th June, 1916
  • D.O.D: 26th January, 1973
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 1/5th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), (TF), 165th Brigade

Near Ficheux, France 4 June 1916

4 June 1916

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The First World War. 1916 

On 4 June 1916 at Ficheux, south-west of Arras, a party of two officers and 87 men of 5th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) attempted a raid on the German trenches opposite. This was aborted when the preliminary artillery bombardment fell on them rather than the German position. Private A H Procter’s gallant rescue attempt followed the raiding party’s withdrawal.

Citation

 For most conspicuous bravery. Private Procter, noticing some movement on the part of two wounded men who were lying in the open in full view of the enemy at about 75 yards in front of our trenches, went out, on his own initiative, and, though heavily fired at, ran and crawled to the two men, got them under cover of a small bank, dressed their wounds, and after cheering them with the promise of rescue after dark, and leaving them with some of his clothing for warmth, regained our trenches, again being heavily fired at. At dusk both men were brought in alive. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 4 August 1916. 5 August 1916, Numb. 29695, p. 7744

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