- Name: Thomas Fasti DINESEN
- D.O.B: 9th Aug, 1892
- D.O.A: 12th Aug, 1918
- D.O.D: 10th Mar, 1979
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Private, 42nd Battalion The Quebec Regiment, (Royal Highlanders of Canada), 7th Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 2
Near Parvillers, France 12 August 1918
12 August 1918
The First World War 1918
While the Australians were capturing Proyart, north of the Amiens to St Quentin road, east of Villers-Bretonneux, on 12 August 1918, Canadian troops were clearing miles of enemy trenches to the south between the villages of Fouquescourt, Parvillers and Damery, northwest of Roye. Although the Germans mounted several counter-attacks, by the end of 15 August both Parvillers and Damery were in Canadian hands.
For most conspicuous and continuous bravery displayed during ten hours of hand-to-hand fighting, which resulted in the capture of over a mile of strongly garrisoned and stubbornly defended enemy trenches. Five times in succession he rushed forward alone, and single-handed put hostile machine guns out of action, accounting for twelve of the enemy with bomb and bayonet. His sustained valour and resourcefulness inspired his comrades at a very critical stage of the action, and were an example to all.