Montague Shadworth Seymour Moore


Montague Shadworth Seymour Moore
Montague Shadworth Seymour Moore
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Born 9 October 1896
Worthing, West Sussex
Died 12 September 1966 (aged 69)
Kiganjo, Kenya
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major
Unit Hampshire Regiment
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Victoria Cross
Croix de Guerre (France)

Montague Shadworth Seymour Moore VC (9 October 1896 - 12 September 1966) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Early life

He attended Bedford School from 1906 to 1913.

Details

He was 20 years old, and a Second Lieutenant in the 15th Bn., The Hampshire Regiment (later the Royal Hampshire Regiment), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 20 September 1917 near Tower Hamlets, east of Ypres, Belgium, Second Lieutenant Moore volunteered to make a fresh attack on a final objective and went forward with some 70 men, but they met such heavy opposition that when he arrived at his objective he had only one sergeant and four men. Nothing daunted he at once bombed a large dug-out, taking 28 prisoners, two machine-guns and a light field-gun. Gradually more officers and men arrived, numbering about 60 and he held the post for 36 hours beating off counter-attacks, until his force was reduced to 10 men. He eventually got away his wounded and withdrew under cover of thick mist.

He later achieved the rank of Major.

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