On the 1st of September, 2018 there will be a centenary event, to mark the awarded the Victoria Cross to 2Lt James Palmer Huffam
2nd Lieutenant James Palmer HUFFAM, 5th Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment (TF)
For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on 31st of August, 1918.
With three men he rushed an enemy machine-gun post and put it out of action. His post was then heavily attacked and he withdrew fighting, carrying a wounded comrade.
Again on the night of the 31st of August, 1918, at St Servin’s Farm, accompanied by two men only, he rushed an enemy machine-gun post, capturing eight prisoners and enabling the advance to continue.
Throughout the whole of the fighting from 29st of August to 1st September 1918 he showed the utmost gallantry
(London Gazette, 26th of December, 1918)
The event will take place at L’Église Saint-Michel (St. Michael’s Church), Rue du Gén de Gaulle, 62156 Haucourt, France.
Further details of the event can be seen here:- http://duke-of-wellington-s-james-huffam-victori.eventcreate.com/