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20/7/2012

Victoria Cross won by dying soldier who manned a machine gun despite being shot in the head is sold for staggering £276,000

The first Victoria Cross to have been awarded to a private in the First World War was today sold at auction for £276,000.

Private Sidney Godley ‘set the standard for the British Tommy’ when he took a machine gun from a severely wounded officer and despite shrapnel wounds and a bullet lodged in his skull continued to hold his position alone for two hours against heavy German assault. for more click here

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