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Pvt George Harry Wyatt
Birth: Sep. 5, 1886
Death: Jan. 22, 1964

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award in November 1915 for his actions as a lance corporal in the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards, of the British Army on 25-26 August 1914 at Landrecies, France during the early stage of World War I. Born in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, he enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in November 1904 at the age of 18 and served for four years, with over two of those years in Egypt. Following his discharge in November 1908 he joined the Barnsley Police Force in South Yorkshire, England, transferring to the Doncaster Police Force in May 1914. Three months later, following the outbreak of World War I, he was called up as a reservist and assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards and sent to the Western Front in France, winning the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the Allied Retreat from Mons, only a few weeks after arriving. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 25/26 August 1914 at Landrecies, France, part of Lance-Corporal Wyatt's battalion was hotly engaged close to some farm buildings, when the enemy set alight some straw sacks in the farmyard. The lance-corporal twice dashed out under very heavy fire from the enemy, only 25 yards (23 m) away, and extinguished the burning straw, making it possible to hold the position. Later, although wounded in the head, he continued firing until he could no longer see owing to the blood pouring down his face. The medical officer bound up his wound and ordered him to the rear, but he returned to the firing line and went on fighting." In addition to the Victoria Cross, he also received the Russian Order of Saint George, the 1914 Star (with clasp), the British War Medal (1914-20), the Victory Medal (1914-19, with "Mentioned in Despatches" oak leaf), the King George VI Coronation Medal (1937), and the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1953). In 1919 he was discharged from the British Army and returned to the Doncaster Police Force, from which he retired in February 1934 and became a farmer. He died in Sprotborough, South Yorkshire, England at the age of 77. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
St John Churchyard
Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster
South Yorkshire, England
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