Edward John Mott (9887 Sgt.)
|Victoria Cross Recipient|
|Name||Edward John Mott, DCM|
|Born||4 July 1893|
|Died||20 October 1967|
|Battalion||1st Border Regiment|
|Action date||27 January 1917|
|Citation date||9 March 1917|
|Border Regiment Victoria Cross Citations|
“For most conspicuous gallantry and initiative when in an attack, the company to which he belonged was held up at a strong point by machine gun fire. Although severely wounded in the eye, Sergeant Mott made a rush for the gun, and after a fierce struggle seized the gunner and took him prisoner, capturing the gun. It was due to the dash of the Non-Commissioned Officer that the left flank attack succeeded.” 
Edward was born on 4 July 1893 in Drayton, Berkshire, died on 20 October 1967 in Witney and currently rests at Oxford Crematorium. He was presented with his VC by King George V at Buckingham Palace on 4 April 1917. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
- London Gazette, (Supplement) no. 29978, p.2451
- Cumbria's Museum of Military Life. Sgt. Edward John Mott, VC Retrieved 18 September, 2014.
- The Fitzwilliam Museum. 1914 Star, Distinguished Conduct Medal & Victoria Cross awarded to Sgt. E. J. Mott, 1915-1917 Retrieved 18 September, 2014.