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Joy Gwyn Dawnay
Reference 141
Family Name Joy
Forenames Gwyn Dawnay
Cemetery Aldborough Hatch St Peters
War/Conflict WW1
Date Of Birth 1895
Date Of Death 1917 [16 Jul]
Regiment London Regiment
Rank Second Lieutenant
Additional Information M. C. Interred at St Sever Cemetery Rouen, France. 2nd/10th Bn London Regt. Died of wounds, received at Bullecourt, Age 23. Son of Frederick George and Eleanor Joy of 7 Glencoe Avenue, Seven Kings Ilford Essex. MC for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in capturing a hostile machine gun single handed, whilst in command of a raiding party. He attacked 6 of them, and although wounded, remained in charge of his party and re-entered enemy trench in order to get his men away.
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