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Arnold Loosemore
Birth: Jun. 7, 1896
Death: Apr. 10, 1924

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. During the First World War, he was a young 21 year old private in the 8th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, British Army when he was given the Victoria Cross which is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to a British soldier. His act of bravery came on August 11, 1917 south of Langemarck, Belgium. During an attack on a strongly held enemy position and with his platoon held up by heavy machine-gun fire, he crawled through a partially cut wire fence managing to drag his Lewis gun with him. He single-handedly killed twenty enemy soldiers and, when his Lewis gun was destroyed, managed to shoot three more with his revolver. Then under heavy artillery fire, he shot several snipers while carrying a wounded comrade to safety. On October 18, 1918 he was badly wounded by machine gun fire and had to have his left leg amputated. A few years later, at age 27, he passed away from tuberculosis. Today, his Victoria Cross is privately owned and not on display. However, in the early 1980's a street in the S12 area of Sheffield was named after him and an image of him is viewable in the entrance to the United Kingdom Public Records Office in Kew, London. (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
All Saints Churchyard
Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield
South Yorkshire, England
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Record added: Apr 09, 2005
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