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  • Name: John COLLINS
  • D.O.B: 10th September, 1877
  • D.O.D: 3rd September, 1951
  • Award: Victoria Cross
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Beersheba, Palestine 31 October 1917

31 October 1917

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The First World War 1917 

On 31 October 1917 the British attacked and captured Beersheba as a preliminary to the final assault on Gaza and the invasion of Palestine proper. The 60th and 74th Divisions advanced against the Turkish trenches from the south-west while the Desert Mounted Corps, striking from the east, seized the town itself. Acting Corporal J Collins, 25th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers (TF), distinguished himself in the action.

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