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Sidney James Day
Birth: Jul. 3, 1891
Death: Jul. 17, 1959

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Norwich, England, he served as a Corporal with the 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, British Army. On August 26, 1917, at Hargicourt, France, Corporal Day was in command of a bombing section detailed to clear a maze of trenches still held by the enemy. While on the line his detail killed two German machine gunners and took four prisoners. Immediately after he returned to his section a stick bomb fell into a trench occupied by five men and one badly wounded. Corporal Day seized the bomb and threw it over the trench where it immediately exploded. He afterwards completed the clearing of the trench and established himself in an advanced position. He remained for 66 hours at his post which came under intense fire until relieved. For gallantry in the face of the enemy he was awarded the on October 11, 1917. He died at age 68 on July 17, 1959, in Portsmouth, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Doris Ena Day (____ - 1982)*
 
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Burial:
Milton Cemetery
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Hampshire, England
 
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Record added: Dec 06, 2004
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Sidney James Day
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Sidney James Day
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