The Great War

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On May 13th, 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres, the British line gave way before the tremendous bombardment of the enemy, and as the hugh high explosive shells burst on the parapets, completely shattering the trenches, survivors of the ordeal hastily retired. Seeing men falling back, Major George Harold Absell Ing, of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), came back from his trench in the front line and, standing with resolute courage on a road exposed to an appalling shell fire, ordered about forty bewildered men in the act of retiring, to join his section of the defence. His gallant action had far-reaching results, and he was deservedly rewarded the D.S.O.