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\f0\fs24 \cf0 CALDICOTT, GEORGE, D.C.M., M.M., Sergt., Acting Coy. Sergt.-Major, No. 7995, 2nd Battn. (82nd Foot) The Prince of Wales\'92s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regt.), 2nd and only serve. s. of George Caldicott, of Yardley, Corporation Engine Driver, by his wife, Jane; b Marston Green, near Birmingham, 17 July, 1889; educational. Yardley; enlisted 15 March 1905; served three years in England and six years in India; obtained his discharge, and joined the Reserve 7 march, 1914, being then employed as a Rubber Worker; was called up on the outbreak of war the following Aug.; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from the 13th; took part in the Retreat from Mons; was wounded at La Bassee in Sept., but returned to the front in March, 1915, and died 15 June, 1917, from wounds received in action at Messines Ridge. Buried about 1,000 yards east of Messines. Lieut.-Col. D. L. Maxwell wrote: \'93Your husband was the bravest man I ever knew. I had already sent his name in for a bar to his D.C.M. for his splendid work on Messines Ridge. He died like the brave soldier he was - face to the foe, leading his platoon to the attack,\'94 and Cast. R. Nevill: \'93I cannot speak too highly of the most excellent work he has done during the time he has been in my company. I had the greatest confidence in him, and he always carried out his work cheerfully and conscientiously. His loss is a very great one.\'94 He was awarded the D.C.M. in Sept. 1916, and the Military Medal 7 June, 1917, for conspicuous gallantry in the field. He m. at West Bromwich, Birmingham, 14 March, 1914, Maud Winifred (Birmingham), dau. of the later Edward Cross, of Sparkhill, Birmingham.}

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