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Ivor Rees
Birth: Oct. 18, 1893
Death: Mar. 11, 1967

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Company Sergeant Major in the 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. At Pilckem, Belgium, July 31, 1917, a German machine gun began inflicting many casualties when it opened fire on Sergeant Rees' platoon. Sergeant Rees worked his way about 20 yards round the right flank to the rear of the gun position. He then rushed forward towards it, shooting one of the crew and bayoneting the other. He then rushed a second position, bombed a large concrete emplacement, killing five of the enemy and taking 30 prisoners, including two officers. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in September, 1917. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Swansea Crematorium
Swansea
Swansea, Wales
 
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Record added: Aug 09, 2003
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Ivor Rees
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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