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Awards & Titles:

Victoria Cross
Croix de Guerre (France)
 

Military :

Unit :  King's Own Scottish Borderers 

Action : War Survivor 

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Citation(s) :

  On 16 August 1917 at Wijdendrift, Belgium, Company Quartermaster-Sergeant Grimbaldeston noticed that the unit on his left was held up by enemy machine-gun fire from a blockhouse. Arming himself with a rifle and hand grenade he started to crawl towards his objective, and when he had advanced about 100 yards another soldier came forward to give covering support. Although wounded, he pushed on to the blockhouse, threatened the machine-gun teams inside with a hand grenade and forced them to surrender. This action resulted in the capture of 36 prisoners, six machine-guns and one trench mortar.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : De Lacy No. 4591 E.C.East Lancashire

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