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KILBY, Arthur Forbes Gordon

CFHS Ref 11627
War WW I
Surname KILBY
Forenames Arthur Forbes Gordon
Nationality UK
Rank Captain
Unit / Vessel 2nd Battalion
Service South Staffordshire Regiment
Awards
Military CrossMilitary Cross
Mentioned in DespatchesMentioned in Despatches
1914 Star1914 Star
British War Medal WW IBritish War Medal WW I
Victory Medal WW IVictory Medal WW I
Citations VC – For most conspicuous bravery. Captain Kilby was specially selected, at his own request, and on account of the gallantry which he had previously displayed on may occasions, to attack with his company a strong enemy redoubt. The company charged along the narrow tow-path, headed by Captain Kilby, who, although wounded at the outset, continued to lead his men right up to the enemy wire under a devastating machine-gun fire and a shower of bombs. Here he was shot down, but, although his foot had been blown off, he continued to cheer on his men and to use a rifle. Captain Kilby has been missing since the date of the performance of this great act of valour, and his death has now to be presumed.
Residence Wooten Villas, Falmouth
Date Of Death 25-Sep-15
Will Yes
Cause Killed in action
Theatre France and Flanders
Interred Arras Road Cemetery
County/Country (Cemetery) France.
Place Of Birth East Hayes, Wales
Parents Sandford James and Alice Flora KILBY
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