Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Unit : 9th Gurkha Rifles
Action : War Survivor
Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.
Citation(s) :On 23 February 1917 at Shumran on the River Tigris, Mesopotamia, Major Wheeler, together with one Gurkha officer and eight men crossed the river and rushed the enemy's trench in the face of very heavy fire. Having obtained a footing on the far bank, he was almost immediately counter-attacked by the enemy with a party of bombers. Major Wheeler at once led a charge, receiving in the process a severe bayonet wound in the head. In spite of this, however, he managed to disperse the enemy and consolidate his position.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Siwalik No. 2939 E.C.||Bengal|
15th April 1909
20th May 1915
17th June 1915
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry