DONNINI, Dennis  
Name:  Donnini, Dennis
Date of birth:  November 17th, 1925 (Easington, Durham, Great Britain)
Date of death:  January 18th, 1945 (Roermond, the Netherlands)
Nationality:  British
Rank: Fusilier
Unit: 4/5th. Battalion, The Royal Scots Fusiliers, British Army
Action: On January 18, 1945, between the river Ruhr and the Meuse, Donnini's platoon was ordered to attack a small village. After they leave their shelters they came under heavily hostile fire, where Fusilier Donnini touched to its head. After coming at conscience he stormed forward again. He threw several hand grenades into the direction of the enemy on who this escaped.
They were chased thereby by Donnini and his men. Again touched wounded he still continued firing his Bren, until he succumbed to its wounds. By its heroic action it was possible to overpower the enemy, which was two times larger then Donniniís group.
Details: Dennis Donnini is buried at the Sittard War Cemetery, in the Netherlands.
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Picture source:   Ronald Stassen, the Netherlands
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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