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Borton A D Lt Col VC 22nd London Regiment The Great War Vol 12

Borton A D Lt Col VC 22nd London Regiment The Great War Vol 12

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Drummond Borton VC, CMG, DSO (1 July 1883 – 5 January 1933) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross.
He was a 34-year-old lieutenant colonel in the 2/22nd (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment, British Army, when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 7 November 1917 at Palestine, Borton deployed his battalion for attack and at dawn led his companies against a strongly held position. When the leading waves were checked by withering fire, he moved freely up and down the line under heavy fire and then led his men forward, capturing the position. At a later stage he led a party of volunteers against a battery of field-guns in action at point-blank range, capturing the guns and the detachments. His fearless leadership was an example to the whole brigade.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum, Clandon Park, Guildford, Surrey.