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EFJJS GALLANT SON. THE WONDERFUL DEED OF SERGEANT I O'LkAfiy V.C., AN OFFlcEffS STORY. Modesty is ever tne great trait in the I hero. Sergeant Michael O'leary, ilie fair- haired Irish Guardsman, seemed sur- prised that his comrades thought ho had dono something wonderful." But that he did all Lngland now knows; it was on every lip yesterday. (YLeary came back from his killing, as cool as if he had been for a walk in the park," says Company-Quartermaster- Sergeant J. G. Lowry, of the Irish Guards. He probably saved the life of a whole company. Had the machine gun got slewed round No. 1 Company might have, been nearly wiped out. We all quickly; appreciated the value of O'Leary's rprint-i ing and crack-shooting, and when we' relieved that night, dog-tired as we were, O'Leary had his arm nearly shaken off by his comrades. Next morning he was pro- moted on the field." And was ever pro motion more riohly deserved ? The Charge. The Quartermaster-Sergeant's story of the valorous deed imparts life into the cold official record of the famous exploit. For more than a week our 1st Battalion had been holding trenches near the La Bassee brickfield, and our losses were heavy. The night before the storming the pace was fierce. We were all de- lighted, therefore, when the order came that the brickfield had to be taken by assault the next day "British and French artillery opened fire on the brickfield. My company was ordered from our trench to keep up a hot rifle and machine-gun fire across the Ger- man trenches and points of cover. Our business was to make the enemy keep their heads downs no mater how much they were troubled by the artillery. H The diversion we and the artillery caused led the Germans to expect some- thing was going to happen xxou; j oar direction, and they devoted nn'-HpTilar to orrr + rf,-n .)i. After the rain of bullets and shrapnel had been kept up for twenty minutes No. 1 Company was let loose on our left. They came out of the trenches with a Yeii, bavonets nxed, and went for the enemy at the double. O'Leary's Ovsh. i They had from 100 to 150 yard? to' travel, and they went at a tidy pace, but were easily outstripped by Xance-Corporal O'Leary. as he then was. He never looked to see if his mates were coming, and he must have done pretty near even time over that patch of ground. When he got!, near the end of one of the German trenches he dropped, and so did many others a long way behind him. The enemy had discovered what was up. A machine gun was O'Leary's mark. Before the Germans could manage to slew it round and meet, the charging men, O'I,eary picked off the whole of the five of the machine gun crew, and, leaving some of his mates to come up and capture the gun, he dashed forward on the escap- ing Germans and shot three more. Some of the enomy who didn't get away quick enough faced our men, but very little bayonet work was needed. The majority did not wait, and we picked off a good lot of them from oar trench as they left their holee." You Would Laugh!" On the 12th instant, this young Irish I hero wrote to his parents thus: When we charged tho Huns and I routed them in disorder, you bet the Irish l Guards are getting their own back. Now on that date I took some of our men up to a vory important position of theirs and took it from them, capturing their! machine gun and killing some of their I gunners and taking a few prisoners. The Hans lost terribly. We had only a few casualties. On the Gth we attacked them again with a bayonet charge and took all their trenches, which we never expected to do, but when the Irish Guards charge they do charga, and the Huns know it. You would laugh if you saw us chasing them, mowing them downby the hundred. Our men would follow them to Berlin if they were left. We haven't started yet. Heaven help them when we do; there will be some slaughter. Tbnv will beat it back to Ber- lin, any of tho n that are left, quicker than they came. They know they are beaten, and beaten they will be before we I are finished with them-at no distant date." An immortal story! It

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