Sunday, 7 February 2016

Maurice James Dease VC

Maurice James Dease

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Death: 23/08/1914

Age: 24

Regiment/Service: 4th Bn. Royal Fusiliers

Awards: V C, Mentioned in Despatches

Grave Reference: V. B. 2.


Additional Information:

Son of Edmund F. and Katherine M. Dease, of Levington, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. One of the first British officer battle casualties of the war and the first posthumous recipient of the VC of the war.


An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th Nov., 1914. records the following:-

"Though two or three times badly wounded he continued to control the fire of his machine guns at Mons on 23rd Aug., until all his men were shot. He died of his wounds."

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