A brave British war hero is set to be remembered in a special ceremony, 100 year…

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A brave British war hero is set to be remembered in a special ceremony, 100 years on from being awarded the nation’s highest military honour.

Montague Moore was born in Worthing in October 1896 and went on to lead a daring attack during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge in Ypres during September 1917.

After much of his force had been killed or wounded, Moore, who was known as Monty, led a force of just six people in capturing a German stronghold. He then held it for 36 hours under continuous shelling before leading his men to safety.

For dashing gallantry and cool determination he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace.

As part of a national programme of remembrance to mark the contribution of VC recipients during the Great War, a commemorative stone will be unveiled at his birthplace of 13 Montague Place, #Worthing, on Sunday (September 24) at 11.00am.

The service, which will be led by Worthing Borough Council, will see members of Moore’s family carry out the unveiling.




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