From the Southport War Memorial Book of Remembrance

From the Southport War Memorial Book of Remembrance

Captain Ackroyd, said the official account in the "Gazette" of September 7th 1917, "utterly regardless of danger, worked continuously for many hours up and down, and in front of the line, tending the wounded, and saving the lives of officers and men, under heavy machine gun, rifle and shell fire. He carried a wounded officer to a place of safety under very heavy fire, and on another occasion, went some way in front of the advanced British line, to bring in a wounded man under continuous sniping and machine gun fire.", Captain Ackroyd unfortunately was killed in action on August 11th 1917, shortly after performing the gallant feat which earned him the V.C., but his son and wife received the cross at the hands of His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace.

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    Born 1877

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps