Name:  Gardner, Philip John
Date of birth: December 25th, 1914 (Sydenham, London, Great Britain)
Date of death:  February 15th, 2003 (Hove, Great Britain)
Nationality:  British
Rank: Captain
Unit: Royal Tank Regiment, British Army
Awarded on: May 18th, 1945
Action: Two armored vehicles of The King's Dragoon Guards had been destroyed during a fighting action on November 23, 1941 in Tobruk, Libya. Then Captain Gardner decided to bring to safety the crew of these vehicles, with two tanks. Once arrived he fixed a rope add an officer, whose legs were fired off, and hoist him on board. In spite of been injured at this rescue action and still under heavy fire, he could nevertheless reach his own lines.
Details: Philip John Gardner, Hove Crematorium, Great Britain.
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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