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61064: Papers detailing act of courage of Bernard Darley

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posted on 2024-02-25, 18:39 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

L.A.C. Bernard Darley (Service no. 28345), R.A.F, was commended for fighting a fire at Workshop No. 2 M.T.R.D. Royal Air Force, St Omer . He entered a burning building and fought the fire from within to prevent the explosion of two petrol filled tanks and electrical fire to the nearby power station, at great risk to his own life.

He was assisted through the entire operation by a German Prisoner of War named Otto Arndt (No. 585) of the 139th P.O.W. Company. The two became friends. Otto crafted Bernard a matchbox as a gift (photos of which have been submitted separately).

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Subject

Darley, Bernard

Date

10th September 1919 - 23rd September 1919

Date Created

10/09/1919

Temporal Coverage

23/10/1919

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Official document

Pages

1, 2, 3

Number of Pages

3

Contributor

Admin | Merilyn Jones

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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