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Arthur Poulter
Birth: Dec. 16, 1893
Death: Aug. 29, 1956

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in East Witton, England, he served as a Private in a medical unit of the 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, British Army. In actions at Erquinghem, Lys, France, on April 9, 1918, Private Poulter was an acting as a stretcher-bearer. He carried badly wounded men on his back to a safer locality, through particularly heavy artillery. After a withdrawal over the river had been ordered, Private Poulter, then returned in full view of the enemy and carried back another man who had been left behind wounded. He bandaged up over forty men under fire. This soldier was subsequently blinded when attempting another rescue near Kemmel, France, on April 27, 1918. For most conspicuous bravery, he was promoted Corporal and was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on December 13, 1918. He regained his sight and after several operations, made a full recovery before his discharge from the army in 1919 and worked at Price Tailors Ltd, where he was to stay for the rest of his working life. He died in Leeds, England, at the age of 62. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Ada Briggs Poulter (1899 - 1954)*
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New Wortley Cemetery
Metropolitan Borough of Leeds
West Yorkshire, England
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Record added: Mar 22, 2006
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Arthur Poulter
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Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jul. 20, 2017
From a fellow Poulter, rest in peace and thank you for your service dear Arthur.
 Added: Oct. 14, 2016

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016
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