MOTT Edward John, VC  DCM

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MOTT Edward John, VC DCM

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MOTT Edward John, VC DCM Sergeant The Border Regiment.
Born 4 July 1893 Died 20 October 1967

Born in Drayton he enlisted in The Border Regiment in 1910, and in 1915, took part in the ill-fated Dardanelles Expedition, after which he served in Egypt and then on the Western Front.

He was 23 years old and a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment, when he was awarded the VC.

On 27 January 1917 south of Le Transloy, France, an attack by Sergeant Mott's company was held up at a strong-point by machine-gun fire. Although severely wounded in the eye, Sergeant Mott made a rush for the gun and after a fierce struggle seized the gunner and took him prisoner, capturing the gun. It was due to the dash and initiative of this NCO that the left flank attack succeeded.

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Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 9 March 1917. 10 March 1917, Numb. 29978, p. 2451
For most conspicuous gallantry and initiative when, in an attack, the company to which he belonged was held up at a strong point by machine-gun fire. Although severely wounded in the eye, Serjeant Mott made a rush for the gun, and after a fierce struggle seized the gunner and took him prisoner, capturing the gun. It was due to the dash and initiative of this non-commissioned officer that the left flank attack succeeded.

Commemorated on the Border Regiment Victoria Cross Memorial, Carlisle Cathedral

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