Edward John Mott (9887 Sgt.)

Victoria Cross Recipient
The Victoria Cross without Bar
The Victoria Cross without Bar
Name Edward John Mott, DCM
Born 4 July 1893
Died 20 October 1967
Rank Sergeant
Number 9887
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. [1]


Edward was born on 4 July 1893[2] 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.[2] His Victoria Cross is displayed at the The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.[3]


  1. London Gazette, (Supplement) no. 29978, p.2451
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cumbria's Museum of Military Life. Sgt. Edward John Mott, VC Retrieved 18 September, 2014.
  3. The Fitzwilliam Museum. 1914 Star, Distinguished Conduct Medal & Victoria Cross awarded to Sgt. E. J. Mott, 1915-1917 Retrieved 18 September, 2014.
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