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Alec George Horwood
Birth: Jan. 6, 1914
Death: Jan. 20, 1944

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the Queen's Royal Regiment, 1st Battalion, Northampshire Regiment. At Kyauchaw, Burma, on January 18, 1944, Lieutenant Horwood led a company into action with his forward mortar observation post. Throughout the day he was in an exposed position, under intense fire, but left to report most valuable information about the enemy and returned back at night to his unit. On January 19, he moved forward, established another observation post, directing accurate mortar fire in support of two attacks and also carried out personal reconnaissance so the enemy position could be definitely located. On January 20, he volunteered to lead the attack on the remaining positions and while doing so was mortally wounded. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal with his widow receiving his Victoria Cross from HM King George VI at Buckingham Palace in December 1944. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Rangoon Memorial
Rangoon
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Dec 10, 2003
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Alec George Horwood
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Alec George Horwood
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Alec George Horwood
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jan. 19, 2014
Happy Birthday. Thank you................
- a sincere fan
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