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Frederick Barter
Born (1891-01-17)January 17, 1891
Died May 15, 1952(1952-05-15) (aged 61)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Place of death Poole, Dorset
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Captain
Unit The Royal Welch Fusiliers
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross
Military Cross
Cross of St. George (Russia)

Frederick Barter VC MC (17 January 1891 – 15 May 1952) was a Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

He was 24 years old, and a company sergeant-major in the Special Reserve, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, British Army, attached to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 16 May 1915 at Festubert, France, Company Sergeant-Major Barter, when in the first line of German trenches, called for volunteers to enable him to extend our line, and with the eight men who responded, he attacked the German position with bombs, capturing three German officers, 102 men and 500 yards of their trenches. He subsequently found and cut 11 of the enemy's mine leads situated about 20 yards apart.

He later achieved the rank of captain. He was born in Cardiff.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum at Caernarfon Castle.


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