Wilfred St Aubyn Malleson
|Wilfred St Aubyn Malleson|
Malleson (centre) with fellow midshipmen, George Drewry (left) and Greg Russell, on Imbros. Photo by Ernest Brooks.
|Born||17 September 1896
Kirkee, British India
|Died||21 July 1975 (aged 78)
St Clement, Cornwall
|Buried at||Penmount Crematorium, Truro|
|Unit||SS River Clyde|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
Commander Wilfred St. Aubyn Malleson VC (17 September 1896 – 21 July 1975) 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.
On 25 April 1915 during the landing at V Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, Midshipman Malleson and three others (William Charles Williams, George Leslie Drewry, George McKenzie Samson) of HMS River Clyde assisted the commander (Edward Unwin) of the ship at the work of securing the lighters under very heavy rifle and Maxim fire. When the other midshipman with the party had failed, through sheer exhaustion to get a line from lighter to lighter, Midshipman Malleson swam with it himself and succeeded. The line subsequently broke and he afterwards made two further unsuccessful attempts at his self-imposed task.
- "Grave locations for winners of the Victoria Cross in the county of Cornwall". Retrieved 18 February 2007.