The Great War

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During the fighting about Kruistraat on November 5th 1914, Major Dixon of the 16th Lancers was mortally wounded. The Reverend Percy Wyndham Guinness, B.A., Chaplain to the forces, the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, gallantly went on his own initiative into the trenches under heavy fire, and brought the wounded officer to the ambulance. In the afternoon of the same day, being the only person with a horse in the region, which was being shelled, he rode with a message under heavy fire from the 4th Hussars to the headquarters of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade. For gallant conduct he was rewarded with the D.S.O.