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Pvt Arthur Herbert Procter
Birth: Aug. 11, 1890
Death: Jan. 26, 1973

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bootle, England, he served as a Private in the 1/5th Battalion, The King's Regiment, British Army. On June 4, 1916 near Ficheux, France, Private Procter noticed some movement of two wounded men who were lying about 15 yards in front of the German trenches. He went out on his own initiative and under heavy fire ran and crawled to the two men. He got them under cover of a small bank dressed their wounds and promised that they would be rescued after dark. He left them with warm clothing and then returned to the trenches, again being heavily fired at. The men were rescued at dusk. For most prestigious gallantry, he was vested the Victoria Cross by King George V at Amiens, France, on August 9, 1916 and he was the first British soldier to be decorated with the Victoria Cross on the battlefield. After the war, he worked as a salesman until 1926, then he was ordained a deacon in 1927 and was ordained as a priest in 1928. During World War II, he served as a chaplain in the Royal Air Force, (1941-46). He died at age 83 in Sheffield, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Sheffield Cathedral
Sheffield
Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield
South Yorkshire, England
Plot: Cremated; ashes buried in All Saints Chapel
 
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Record added: Dec 03, 2004
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Pvt Arthur Herbert Procter
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