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George Godfrey Massy Wheeler
Birth: Jan. 31, 1873
Death: Apr. 13, 1915

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Chakarata, British India, he served as a Major in the 7th Hariana Lancers, Indian Army. On April 15, 1915, at Shariba, Mesopotamia, Major Wheeler led his squadron to attempt to capture a flag which was the centre point of a group of the enemy who were firing on one of their pickets. He advanced and attacked the enemy's infantry with the lance, causing the enemy to swarm out of hidden ground. He was next seen far ahead of his men, riding single-handed straight for the enemy's standards, when he was killed in the attack. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on August 31, 1915. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  George Wheeler (1829 - 1910)
  Margaret Alicia Massy Wheeler (1835 - 1901)
  John Charles Massy Wheeler (1869 - 1909)*
  George Godfrey Massy Wheeler (1873 - 1915)
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Basra War Cemetery
Al Basrah
Basra, Iraq
Plot: III. C. 22.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 18, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11773410
George Godfrey Massy Wheeler
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- yetigirl
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: May. 31, 2016

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Apr. 13, 2016
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