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 ...This appears to be the larger paper that is a typewritten copy of what had been handwritten in the smaller paper.


Tales of the V.C    

   Company Sergeant Major H. DANIELS 2nd Rifle Brigade

Corporal  C. NOBLE.           2nd Rifle Brigade  

(By Lieutenant J.P. Lloyd).



       On the 12th of March 1915, the third day of the battle

of Neuve Chapelle, two soldiers of the Grenadier Guards were

each awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery in the

assault by the 7th Division on the German positions in front

of the Pietre Mill.  On the same day, farther south, Company

Serjeant Major Daniels and Corporal Noble, both of the 2nd

Rifle Brigade, won the same high honour near the Bois Du Biez

About five o'clock in the afternoon, the 2nd Rifle

Brigade left their trenches to continue the attack. Several

pathways had already been cut through their own wire, but t

here were too few of them. Hardly had the first wave

breasted the parapet, when the enemy opened a murderous fire with

rifle and machine gun. The men raced for the gaps in the wire,

and crowded into them. As they pushed their way through the

storm caught them. In a few moments the narrow lanes were

choked with the dead and dying. Then, when it seemed as if

the attack must fail, Company Serjeant. Major Daniels and

Corporal Noble volunteered to go out into that hell of flying

bullets and complete the cutting of the wire. Armed with

wire-cutters they crawled out, and begun their task.

These gallant men had not lain out there long, before

both were wounded. Badly hit as they were (Daniels' leg was

broken, and Noble shortly afterwards died of his wounds) they

would not yield as long as they had the strength to continue.

Strand after strand fell to the ground before their nimble

fingers, until at last they had cleared a broad avenue through

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 ...This appears to be the larger paper that is a typewritten copy of what had been handwritten in the smaller paper.


Tales of the V.C    

   Company Sergeant Major H. DANIELS 2nd Rifle Brigade

Corporal  C. NOBLE.           2nd Rifle Brigade  

(By Lieutenant J.P. Lloyd).



       On the 12th of March 1915, the third day of the battle

of Neuve Chapelle, two soldiers of the Grenadier Guards were

each awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery in the

assault by the 7th Division on the German positions in front

of the Pietre Mill.  On the same day, farther south, Company

Serjeant Major Daniels and Corporal Noble, both of the 2nd

Rifle Brigade, won the same high honour near the Bois Du Biez

About five o'clock in the afternoon, the 2nd Rifle

Brigade left their trenches to continue the attack. Several

pathways had already been cut through their own wire, but t

here were too few of them. Hardly had the first wave

breasted the parapet, when the enemy opened a murderous fire with

rifle and machine gun. The men raced for the gaps in the wire,

and crowded into them. As they pushed their way through the

storm caught them. In a few moments the narrow lanes were

choked with the dead and dying. Then, when it seemed as if

the attack must fail, Company Serjeant. Major Daniels and

Corporal Noble volunteered to go out into that hell of flying

bullets and complete the cutting of the wire. Armed with

wire-cutters they crawled out, and begun their task.

These gallant men had not lain out there long, before

both were wounded. Badly hit as they were (Daniels' leg was

broken, and Noble shortly afterwards died of his wounds) they

would not yield as long as they had the strength to continue.

Strand after strand fell to the ground before their nimble

fingers, until at last they had cleared a broad avenue through

                                                                                                   the


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  • June 5, 2017 00:51:36 L Brittain

     ...This appears to be the larger paper that is a typewritten copy of what had been handwritten in the smaller paper.


    Tales of the V.C    

       Company Sergeant Major H. DANIELS 2nd Rifle Brigade

    Corporal  C. NOBLE.           2nd Rifle Brigade  

    (By Lieutenant J.P. Lloyd).



           On the 12th of March 1915, the third day of the battle

    of Neuve Chapelle, two soldiers of the Grenadier Guards were

    each awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery in the

    assault by the 7th Division on the German positions in front

    of the Pietre Mill.  On the same day, farther south, Company

    Serjeant Major Daniels and Corporal Noble, both of the 2nd

    Rifle Brigade, won the same high honour near the Bois Du Biez

    About five o'clock in the afternoon, the 2nd Rifle

    Brigade left their trenches to continue the attack. Several

    pathways had already been cut through their own wire, but t

    here were too few of them. Hardly had the first wave

    breasted the parapet, when the enemy opened a murderous fire with

    rifle and machine gun. The men raced for the gaps in the wire,

    and crowded into them. As they pushed their way through the

    storm caught them. In a few moments the narrow lanes were

    choked with the dead and dying. Then, when it seemed as if

    the attack must fail, Company Serjeant. Major Daniels and

    Corporal Noble volunteered to go out into that hell of flying

    bullets and complete the cutting of the wire. Armed with

    wire-cutters they crawled out, and begun their task.

    These gallant men had not lain out there long, before

    both were wounded. Badly hit as they were (Daniels' leg was

    broken, and Noble shortly afterwards died of his wounds) they

    would not yield as long as they had the strength to continue.

    Strand after strand fell to the ground before their nimble

    fingers, until at last they had cleared a broad avenue through

                                                                                                       the


  • June 5, 2017 00:41:24 L Brittain

     ...This appears to be the larger paper that is a typewritten copy of what had been handwritten in the smaller paper.


    Tales of the V.C    

       Company Sergeant Major H. DANIELS 2nd Rifle Brigade

    Corporal  C. NOBLE.           2nd Rifle Brigade  

    (By Lieutenant J.P. Lloyd).



           On the 12th of March 1915, the third day of the battle

    of Neuve Chapelle, two soldiers of the Grenadier Guards were

    each awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery in the

    assault by the 7th Division on the German positions in front

    of the Pietre Mill.  On the same day, farther South C.S.M.,

    Daniel and Cpl Noble, both of the 2nd Rifle Brigade, won

    the same high honour  ... the BOIS DU BIEZ.

    About five o'clock in the afternoon, the 2nd Rifle Brigade

    left their trenches to continue the attack.  ... Pathways had 

    already been cut -through their own wire, but there were too

    few of them. Hardly had the first wave breasted the parapet,

    when the enemy opened a murderous fire with rifle and

    machine gun. The men raced for the gaps in the wire,

    and crowded into these. As they pushed their way through

    the storm caught them. In a few moments the narrow

    lanes were chocked with the dead and dying.

    Then, when it seemed as if the attack must fail, C. S. M.,

    Daniels and Cpl Noble volunteered to go out-into that

    hell of flying bullets and complete the cutting of the wire.

    Armed with wire-cutters they crawled out, and began their

    task.

    These gallant men had not lain out there tools, before both

    were wounded. Badly hit as they were (Daniels' leg was

    broken, and Noble shortly afterwards died of his wounds) they

    would not yield as long as they had the strength to continue.

    Strand after strand fell to the ground before their nimble

    fingers, until at last they had cleared a broad avenue


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