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March 1917

Percy Herbert Cherry VC. MC
4 June 1895 – 27 March 1917

Percy Herbert Cherry. Percy Herbert Cherry VC, MC (4 June 1895 – 27 March 1917) received the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy. Cherry was born at Drysdale and at the age of seven his family moved to Tasmania and bought an apple orchard. In 1913, Cherry was commissioned as a second lieutenant and enlisted in March 1915 and served at Gallipoli before transferring to the Western Front. In early March 1917, Cherry was decorated with the Military Cross following an attack on Malt Trench. He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously for his actions during an attack on the French village of Lagnicourt. <<Read More about the R.S.L>>

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