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Davies, Robert

Date of birth:
October 3rd, 1900 (Cornwall, Great Britain)
Date of death:
September 27th, 1975 (Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant
Unit:
Bomb Disposal Royal Engineers, Home Forces, British Army
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1940
Lieutenant Davies was the officer in charge of the party detailed to remove the bomb which fell in the vicinity of St. Paul's Cathedral. So conscious was this officer of the imminent danger to the Cathedral that regardless of personal risk, he spared neither himself nor his men in their efforts to locate the bomb. After unremitting effort, during which all ranks knew that an explosion might occur at any moment, the bomb was succesfully extricated. In order to shield his men from further danger, Lieutenant Davies himself drove the vehicle in which the bomb was removed and personally carried out its disposal.

Robert Davies' George Cross and Defence Medal can be viewed at the Victoria Cross & George Cross Gallery in the Imperial War Museum in London, Great Britain.

George Cross

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