Harry Daniels as a training instructor in 1918
|Born||13 December 1884|
|Died||13 December 1953 (aged 69)|
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds
|Unit||The Rifle Brigade|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Daniels VC MC (13 December 1884 – 13 December 1953) 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.
He was 30 years old, and a Company Sergeant-Major in the 2nd Battalion of The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 12 March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle, France, his unit was ordered into an advance on the German trenches across no-man's land which was covered by machine guns and strewn with barbed wire. Daniels and another man, Cecil Reginald Noble, voluntarily rushed in front with cutters and attacked the wires They were both wounded at once, Noble dying later of his wounds.
A road is named for him in his home town, Wymondham.
- Harry Daniels at Find a Grave
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - The Western Front 1915 (Peter F. Batchelor & Christopher Matson, 1999)
- Location of grave and VC medal (West Yorkshire)
- Lieutenant Colonel Harry Daniels, VC MC (uniform memorabilia photo)
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