LIDDEL, Ian Oswald  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Liddel, Ian Oswald
Date of birth:  October 19th, 1919 (Shanghai, China)
Date of death:  April 21st, 1945 (Rothenburg, Germany)
Nationality:  British
     
     
VICTORIA CROSS
Rank: Captain
Unit: 5th. Bn. Coldstream Guards, British Army
Received on: 12 February 1946
Action: When Captain Liddel’s company arrived at a bridge over the river Ems, Germany, on 3 April 1945 they found out that the bridge was prepared for demolition. In spite of heavy enemy fire Captain Liddel stormed forwards and destroyed the wires that were needed for the detonation of the demolition charges. After this solo-action he informed his men that there was no more risk of detonation and they continued their attack.
Details: Killed 21 April 1945 near Rothenburg, Germany.
Captan Liddel’s Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at the Guards Regimental Headquarters in London, Great Britain.
Ian Oswald Liddell is buried at the Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
   
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