ERVINE-ANDREWS, Harold Marcus  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Ervine-Andrews, Harold Marcus
Date of birth:  July 29th, 1911 (Keadue, Cavan, Ireland)
Date of death:  March 30th, 1995 (St.Austell, Cornwall, Great Britain)
Nationality:  Irish
     
     
VICTORIA CROSS
Rank: Captain
Unit: the East Lancashire Regiment, British Army
Received on: 6 August 1940
Action: During the night of May 31 on June 1, 1940 near Dunkerque, France, the company under command of captain Ervine-Andrews came under heavy German fire. When the enemy placed their attack in the morning Ervine-Andrews stormed with some volunteers to a barn and started to shoot the Germans from the roof. At this action he eliminates eleven Germans with his Bren Light Machine Gun. When the barn was however shot on fire, he gave the order to remove the wounded volunteers. Then he led the eight remained men more than 1.5 kilometers wading by water, to their company.
Details: Later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Harold Marcus Ervine-Andrews, Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Neil Hutton
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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