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Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Bernard Cassidy Plaque unveiling
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We are Live at the East Ham Cenotaph to honour Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Bernard Cassidy who, exactly 100 years ago today, won the Victoria Cross whilst fighting with the Lancashire Fusiliers in France.

On 28 March 1918 2Lt Cassidy, a Victoria Dock local, was serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. His Battalion was defending against the German Army’s last-ditch Spring Offensive at Fampoux, east of Arras. His citation read: "For most conspicuous bravery, self-sacrifice, and exceptional devotion to duty during a hostile attack. At a time when the flank of the division was in danger, Lt. Cassidy was in command of the left company of his battalion, which was in close support. He was given orders prior to the attack that he must hold on to his position to the last. He most nobly carried this out to the letter. The enemy came on in overwhelming numbers and endeavoured to turn the flank. He, however, continually rallied his men under a terrific bombardment. The enemy were several times cleared out of the trench by his personal leadership. His company was eventually surrounded, but Lt. Cassidy still fought on, encouraging and exhorting his men until he was eventually killed. By his most gallant conduct the whole attack was held up at this point and the left flank was undoubtedly saved from what might have been a disaster."

The ceremony is attended by serving members of the British Army, as well as veterans and representatives from the Borough of Newham. His Victoria Cross is in the Lord Ashcroft VC Collection on display at the Imperial War Museum.


Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Bernard Cassidy Plaque unveiling

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