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  • Name: Thomas Harold Broadbent MAUFE
  • D.O.B: 6th May, 1898
  • D.O.A: 4th June, 1917
  • D.O.D: 28th March, 1942
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Second Lieutenant, 124th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
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Feuchy, France 4 June 1917

4 June 1917

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The First World War 1917 

On 4 June 1917 124th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, was stationed at Feuchy, a few miles east of Arras, just south of the River Scarpe.

Citation

 For most conspicuous bravery and initiative. Under intense artillery fire this officer on his own initiative repaired, unaided, the telephone line between the forward and rear positions, thereby enabling his battery to immediately open fire on the enemy. 2nd Lt. Maufe further saved what might have proved a most disastrous occurrence by extinguishing a fire in an advanced ammunition dump, caused by a heavy explosion, regardless of the risk he ran from the effects of gas shells which he knew were in the dump. By this great promptitude, resource and entire disregard of his own personal safety, he set an exceptionally fine example to all ranks. 

Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 31 July 1917. 2 August 1917, Numb. 30215, p. 7906

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