Awards & Titles:

Victoria Cross
Military Medal
Croix de Guerre (France)

Military :

Unit :  East Surrey Regiment 

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.

Citation(s) :

  On 9 April 1917 near Arras, Sergeant Cator's platoon had suffered heavy casualties from a hostile machine-gun. Under heavy fire the sergeant, with one man, advanced across the open to attack the gun and when his companion was killed, he went on alone. Picking up a Lewis gun and some ammunition drums on his way, he succeeded in reaching the enemy trench and sighting another hostile machine-gun, he killed the entire team and the officer. He held the end of the trench with such effect that a bombing squad were able to capture 100 prisoners and five machine-guns.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Wanderers No. 1604 E.C.London


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