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                   Tales of the V.C.             

                    2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                       (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        

As a result of certain operations, 2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,

which, if successful, would probably have meant the

retirement of the whole line.

These units had already suffered severe casualties from shell

fire, and, as most of their officers were either killed or

wounded, were rapidly becoming disorganised.

2/Lt Pollard, who was at the time on the right flank of his

company, at once realised the seriousness of the situation, and

dashed up to stop the impending retirement. He threw out flanking

parties on either side of the advancing Germans, and himself

went forward along the trench, accompanied only by a few

men, and engaged the enemy with bombs.

Although frequently outranged by the Germans, who had also

a greater supply of grenades, he succeeded in holding

on to the position. At last, when he had only six

bombs left, the German attack weakened, and 2nd Lieut

Pollard advanced, driving the enemy before him.

Although still very short of bombs, he pressed on and

eventually established himself behind

the barricade  which had marked the left of our

original position.

In the face of several determined efforts by the Germans to


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M. I. 7 B (1.) 19 DEC 1917            533

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                   Tales of the V.C.             

                    2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                       (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        

As a result of certain operations, 2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,

which, if successful, would probably have meant the

retirement of the whole line.

These units had already suffered severe casualties from shell

fire, and, as most of their officers were either killed or

wounded, were rapidly becoming disorganised.

2/Lt Pollard, who was at the time on the right flank of his

company, at once realised the seriousness of the situation, and

dashed up to stop the impending retirement. He threw out flanking

parties on either side of the advancing Germans, and himself

went forward along the trench, accompanied only by a few

men, and engaged the enemy with bombs.

Although frequently outranged by the Germans, who had also

a greater supply of grenades, he succeeded in holding

on to the position. At last, when he had only six

bombs left, the German attack weakened, and 2nd Lieut

Pollard advanced, driving the enemy before him.

Although still very short of bombs, he pressed on and

eventually established himself behind

the barricade  which had marked the left of our

original position.

In the face of several determined efforts by the Germans to



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  • December 23, 2017 03:00:28 Thomas A. Lingner

    300/

     stamped 

    M. I. 7 B (1.) 19 DEC 1917            533

     handwritten 

                       Tales of the V.C.             

                        2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                           (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        

    As a result of certain operations, 2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

    had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

    trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

    counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,

    which, if successful, would probably have meant the

    retirement of the whole line.

    These units had already suffered severe casualties from shell

    fire, and, as most of their officers were either killed or

    wounded, were rapidly becoming disorganised.

    2/Lt Pollard, who was at the time on the right flank of his

    company, at once realised the seriousness of the situation, and

    dashed up to stop the impending retirement. He threw out flanking

    parties on either side of the advancing Germans, and himself

    went forward along the trench, accompanied only by a few

    men, and engaged the enemy with bombs.

    Although frequently outranged by the Germans, who had also

    a greater supply of grenades, he succeeded in holding

    on to the position. At last, when he had only six

    bombs left, the German attack weakened, and 2nd Lieut

    Pollard advanced, driving the enemy before him.

    Although still very short of bombs, he pressed on and

    eventually established himself behind

    the barricade  which had marked the left of our

    original position.

    In the face of several determined efforts by the Germans to


  • December 23, 2017 02:56:05 Thomas A. Lingner

    300/

     stamped 

    M. I. 7 B (1.) 19 DEC 1917            533

     handwritten 

                       Tales of the V.C.             

                        2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                           (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        

    As a result of certain operations, 2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

    had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

    trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

    counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,

    which, if successful, would probably have meant the

    detriment of the whole line.

    These units had already suffered severe casualties from shell

    fire, and , as most of their officers were either killed or

    wounded , were rapidly becoming disorganised.

    2/Lt Pollard who was at the time on the right flank of his

    company at once realised the seriousness of the situation and

    dashed up to stop the impending retirement. He threw out flanking

    parties on either side of the advancing Germans and himself

    went forward along the enemy with bombs.

    Although frequently outranged by the Germans who had also

    a greater supply of grenades he succeeded in holding

    on to the position. At last, when he had only six

    bombs left, the German attack weakened and 2nd Lieut

    Pollard advanced driving the enemy before him.

    Although still very short of bombs, he pressed on and

    eventually established himself behind

    the barricade  which had masked the left of on

    original position.

    In the face of several determined efforts by the Germans to



  • July 11, 2017 19:55:16 Annick Rodriguez

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                       Tales of the V.C.              [stamp] M. I. 7 B (1.) 19 DEC 1917 [/stamp]              533

                        2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                           (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        2/Lt Lt J P.Lloyd

    As a result of certain operations, 2/Lt 2/lt  2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

    had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

    trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

    counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,

    which, if successful, would probably have meant the

    detriment of the whole line.

    These units had already suffered severe casualties from shell

    fire, and , as most of their officers were either killed or

    wounded , were rapidly becoming disorganised.

    2/Lt Pollard who was at the time on the right flank of his

    company at once realised the seriousness of the situation and

    dashed up to stop the  .impending..  retirement. He threw out flanking

    parties on either side of the advancing Germans and himself

    went forward along the enemy with bombs.

    Although frequently outranged by the Germans who had also

    a greater supply of grenades he succeeded in holding

    on to the position. At last, when he had only six

    bombs left, the German attack weakened and  2/Lt 2nd Lieut

    Pollard advanced driving the enemy before him.

    Although still very short of bombs, he pressed on and

    eventually established himself in our original position behind

    the barricade  which had originally masked the left of on

    original position.

    In the face of several determined efforts by the Germans to



  • July 11, 2017 19:55:05 Annick Rodriguez

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                       Tales of the V.C.              [stamp] M. I. 7 B (1.) 19 DEC 1917 [/stamp]              533

                        2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                           (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        2/Lt Lt J P.Lloyd

    As a result of certain operations, 2/Lt 2/lt  2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

    had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

    trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

    counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,

    which, if successful, would probably have meant the

    detriment of the whole line.

    These units had already suffered severe casualties from shell

    fire, and , as most of their officers were either killed or

    wounded , were rapidly becoming disorganised.

    2/Lt Pollard who was at the time on the right flank of his

    company at once realised the seriousness of the situation and

    dashed up to stop the  .impending..  retirement. He threw out flanknig

    parties on either side of the advancing Germans and himself

    went forward along the enemy with bombs.

    Although frequently outranged by the Germans who had also

    a greater supply of grenades he succeeded in holding

    on to the position. At last, when he had only six

    bombs left, the German attack weakened and  2/Lt 2nd Lieut

    Pollard advanced driving the enemy before him.

    Although still very short of bombs, he pressed on and

    eventually established himself in our original position behind

    the barricade  which had originally masked the left of on

    original position.

    In the face of several determined efforts by the Germans to



  • July 11, 2017 19:54:49 Annick Rodriguez

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                       Tales of the V.C.              [stamp] M. I. 7 B (1.) 19 DEC 1917 [/stamp]              533

                        2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                           (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        2/Lt Lt J P.Lloyd

    As a result of certain operations, 2/Lt 2/lt  2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

    had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

    trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

    counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,

    which, if successful, would probably have meant the

    detriment of the whole line.

    These units had already suffered severe casualties from shell

    fire, and , as most of their officers were either killed or

    wounded , were rapidly becoming disorganised.

    2/Lt Pollard who was at the time on the right flank of his

    company at once realised the seriousness of the situation and

    dashed up to stop the  .impending..  retirement. He threw out flanknig

    parties on either side of the advancing Germans and himself

    went forward along the enemy with bombs.

    Although frequently outranged by the Germans who had also

    a greater supply of grenades he succeeded in holding

    on t the positino. At last, when he had only six

    bombs left, the German attack weakened and  2/Lt 2nd Lieut

    Pollard advanced driving the enemy before him.

    Although still very short of bombs, he pressed on and

    eventually established himself in our original position behind

    the barricade  which had originally masked the left of on

    original position.

    In the face of several determined efforts by the Germans to



  • July 10, 2017 22:00:24 Annick Rodriguez

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                       Tales of the V.C.              [stamp] M. I. 7 B (1.) 19 DEC 1917 [/stamp]              533

                        2/Lt ALFRED OLIVER POLLARD , M.C, HAC

                           (By Lieut J.P. Lloyd)                        2/Lt Lt J P.Lloyd

    As a result of certain operations, 2/Lt 2/lt  2nd Lieut: POLLARD's battalion

    had captured and occupied nearly half a mile of German

    trenches. Shortly afterwards the Germans organised a heavy

    counterattack  against the units on the left of his battalion,


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December 19, 1917
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  • Western Front

  • Propaganda
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  • Trench Life



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