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Thomas Harold Broadbent Maufe
Thomas Harold Broadbent Maufe was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 4 June 1917 at Feuchy , France, Second Lieutenant Maufe, on his own initiative and under intense artillery fire repaired, unaided, the telephone wire between the forward and rear positions, thereby enabling his battery to open fire on the enemy. He also saved what could have been a disastrous occurrence by extinguishing a fire in an advanced ammunition dump caused by a heavy explosion, regardless of the risk he ran from the effects of gas shells in the dump.
He later achieved the rank of Captain.
please update if you know where his medal is publicly displayed
- Location of grave and VC medal (West Yorkshire)
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