Lieutenant Geoffrey St. George Shillington Cather

Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Panel reference: Pier and Face 15 A.
Date published: 24/11/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 02/07/1916
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information: Lieutenant Geoffrey St. George Shillington Cather, Royal Irish Fusiliers, was awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery. From 7 p.m. till midnight he searched “No Man's Land”, and brought in three wounded men. Next morning, at 8 o'clock, he continued his search, brought in another wounded man, and gave water to others, arranging for their rescue later. Finally, at 10.30 a.m., he took out water to another man, and was proceeding further on when he was himself killed. All this was carried out in full view of the enemy, and under direct machine gun fire and intermittent artillery fire. He set a splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice.