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Pvt Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney
Birth: Dec. 24, 1892
Death: Sep. 18, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he moved with his family to Ontario, Canada and with the start of World War I, enlisted and served as a Private in the 38th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. In actions at the Drocourt-Quéant line, France, on September 1, 1918, when his battalion was in the vicinity of Vis-en-Artois, preparatory to the advance, the enemy laid down a heavy barrage and counter-attacked. Private Nunney, who was at this time at company headquarters, immediately on his own initiative, proceeded through the barrage to the company outpost lines, going from post to post and encouraging the men. The enemy were repulsed and a critical situation was saved. During the attack on September 2, 1918, his dash continually placed him in advance of his companions, he went to the assistance of a wounded and helped greatly to carry the company forward to its objectives. During this second action, he was severely wound and died 16 days after. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on December 13, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Aubigny-en-Artois
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: IV.B.39.
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2004
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Pvt Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney
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Lest We Forget. Rest in Peace Sir.
- The Closet Skeleton Genealogical Society
 Added: Jan. 14, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 22, 2013
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