SEAGRIM, Derek Anthony  
Name:  Seagrim, Derek Anthony
Date of birth:  September 24th, 1903 (Bournemouth, Hampshire, Great Britain)
Date of death:  April 6th, 1943 (Mareth Line, Sfix, Tunisia)
Nationality:  British
Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit: 7th. Bn., The Green Howards, British Army
Received on: 23 February 1944
Action: During his actions in Tunisia on 20/21 March 1943, Lieutenant-Colonel Seagrim distinguished himself as a result of his gallantry and excellent leadership. When he noticed that an allied attack on several enemy positions failed to work out, he took the initiative and led his men into the battle. He was the first to overcome an anti-tank ditch with the use of a ladder, and managed to bypass other obstacles. During an attack on two machine-gun posts he even managed to take twenty prisoners of war. When the enemy launched a counter attack on the next day, he managed to inspire his men with his leadership, and as a result of this the enemy counter attack was beaten off successfully.
Details: Lieutenant-Commander Seagrim was killed in action on 6 April 1943 in Tunisia.
Derek Anthony Seagrim is buried at the Sfax War Cemeterey, Tunisia.
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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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