WILSON, Eric Charles Twelves  
Name:  Wilson, Eric Charles Twelves
Date of birth:  October 2nd, 1912 (Sandow, Isle of Wight, Great Britain)
Nationality:  British
Rank: Captain
Unit: The East Surrey Regiment, British Army
Received on: 28 July 1942
Action: Despite several injuries and suffering from malaria, Captain Wilson manned an observation post from 11 to 15 August 1940 in Somaliland. He managed to beat off several enemy attacks with his machine-gun. Captain Wilson was finally captured after a heavy enemy bombardment. He was freed when Eritrea was conquered.
Details: Later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
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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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