Edgar Kinghorn Myles
|Edgar Kinghorn Myles|
|Born||29 July 1894
|Died||31 January 1977 (aged 82)
|Years of service||1914 - 1928, 1939 - 1940|
|Unit||The Welch Regiment
The Worcestershire Regiment attd
King's Regiment (Liverpool)
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards|| Victoria Cross
Distinguished Service Order
Edgar Kinghorn Myles VC DSO (29 July 1894 – 31 January 1977) was a British 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.
He was deployed with the 8th Battalion, The Welch Regiment, British Army, attached to 9th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment. On 9 April 1916 at Sanna-ii-Yat, Mesopotamia, during combat, Second Lieutenant Myles went out alone several times in front of British advanced trenches to assist wounded men on the battlefield. While under heavy rifle fire, and at great personal risk, he carried in a wounded officer to safety. For his service he received the Victoria Cross.
Edward Kinghorn Myles, Lieutenant The Welch Regiment for most conspicuous bravery. He went out alone on several occasions in front of our advance trenches, and, under heavy rifle fire and at great personal risk, assisted wounded men lying in the open. On one occasion he carried in a wounded officer to a place of safety under circumstances of great danger.
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