Edward John Mott
|Edward John Mott|
|Born||4 July 1893
Drayton, Vale of White Horse
|Unit||The Border Regiment|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards|| Victoria Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Edward John Mott VC DCM (4 July 1893 – 20 October 1967) was an English 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 27 January 1917 south of Le Transloy, France, an attack by Sergeant Mott's company was held up at a strong-point by machine-gun fire. Although severely wounded in the eye, Sergeant Mott made a rush for the gun and after a fierce struggle seized the gunner and took him prisoner, capturing the gun. It was due to the dash and initiative of this NCO that the left flank attack succeeded.
- http://www.cumbriasmuseumofmilitarylife.org/sergeant-edward-john-mott/ Retrieved 8 September 2014
- "No. 29978". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 March 1917. p. 2451.
- "Victoria Cross, awarded to Sgt. E. J. Mott, 1917". Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- Location of grave and VC medal (Oxfordshire)