28 December 2008

Victoria Cross: W. Cosgrove


Corporal, 1st Battalion The Royal Munster Fusiliers

Born: 1 October 1888, Aghada, County Cork, Ireland
Died: 14 July 1936, London

Citation: For most conspicuous bravery in the leading of his section with great dash during our attack from the beach to the east of Cape Helles, on the Turkish positions, on 26th April, 1915.
Corporal Cosgrove on this occasion pulled down the posts of the enemy's high wire entanglements single-handed, notwithstanding a terrific fire from both front and flanks, thereby greatly contributing to the successful clearing of the heights.

(London Gazette Issue 29272 dated 23 Aug 1915, published 20 Aug 1915.)

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