1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Cassidy

Contributed by: Derek Cassidy, on 2008-11-08

John Cassidy
Rank
First Name John
Surname Cassidy
Year of Birth 1891
Year of Death Unknown
Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Canning Town, Greater London

John's Story

John Cassidy 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers Second Lieuenant The Military Cross For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

During an advance his company came under intense machine-gun and rifle fire, and progress become impossible . Heat once rallied his men,fearlessly exposing himself, and carried out an orderly with-drawal . He carried back all the wounded, finally bringing in another officer who was badly wounded, though attacked at the time by an enemy party, whom he drove of with his revolver.

Masnieres 23/24th Nov 1917.

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