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James Pitts
Birth: Feb. 26, 1877
Death: Feb. 28, 1955

Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Lancashire, England, he served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, British Army. During the attack on Caesar's Camp, in Natal, January 6, 1900, Private Pitts with another Private occupied a sangar, on the left flank when other men from their unit had been shot down and their positions occupied by Boers. Private Pitts with his two companions held their post for fifteen hours without food or water and under heavy fire. They kept up their return fire and a smart look out although the Boers occupied some sangars on their immediate left rear. For bravery in the face of the enemy he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He later achieved the ranks of Corporal, served in World War I and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Emma Pitts (____ - 1940)*
 
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Blackburn Cemetery
Blackburn
Blackburn with Darwen Unitary Authority
Lancashire, England
 
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Record added: Jan 08, 2005
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