Harold Sandford Mugford
|Harold Sandford Mugford|
Mugford's VC displayed at the Imperial War Museum
|Born||31 August 1894
|Died||16 June 1958 (aged 63)
|Unit||Machine Gun Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Harold Sandford Mugford VC (31 August 1894 – 16 June 1958) 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 11 April 1917 at Monchy-le-Preux, France, under intense fire, Lance-Corporal Mugford got his machine-gun into a forward, very exposed position from which he dealt very effectively with the enemy. Almost immediately his No. 2 was killed and he was severely wounded. He was ordered to go to a new position and then have his wounds dressed but this he refused to do, staying to inflict severe damage on the enemy with his gun. Soon afterwards a shell broke both his legs, but he still remained with his gun and when he was at last removed to the dressing station he was again wounded.
- Location of grave and VC medal (Essex)