Abraham ACTON  VC

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Private Abraham ACTON, VC, 2nd Border, Rouge Bancs 1914 (Private 10694, B Coy died 16th May 1915 aged 21. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth of 4, Regent Square, Senhouse Street, Whitehaven, Cumberland.

He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France.

Citation - An extract from The London Gazette, dated 18th Feb., 1915, records the following:- For conspicuous bravery on the 21st December, at Rouges-Bancs, in voluntarily going from his trench along with Private James Alexander Smith and rescuing a wounded man who had been lying exposed against the enemy's trenches for 75 hours; and on the same day again leaving his trench voluntarily, under heavy fire to bring into cover another wounded man. He was under fire for 60 minutes whilst conveying the wounded men into safety.

He is commemorated on the Border Regiment Victoria Cross Memorial, Carlisle Cathedral.

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V.C and other awards to service personnel who have died in conflict or natural causes.
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