Port Talbot marks 100 years of its only VC recipient: Rupert Hallowes

Rupert-Hallowes-VCWednesday, 30 September marks the centenary of the death of Port Talbot’s greatest hero. Rupert Price Hallowes VC MC was the son of Frederick and Mary Hallowes and lived at Dan-y-Ffynnon, Port Talbot, South Wales. He was active as a scoutmaster and sidesman at St Theodore’s Church, Port Talbot.

He was 34 years old, and a temporary second lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment, during the First World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Sanctuary Wood. Hooge in the Ypres Salient, Belgium, between 25-30 September 1915. His citation from The London Gazette reads:

Rupert-Hallowes1“For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the fighting at Hooge between 25th September and 1st October, 1915. Second Lieutenant Hallowes displayed throughout these days the greatest bravery and untiring energy, and set a magnificent example to his men during four heavy and prolonged bombardments. On more than one occasion he climbed up on the parapet, utterly regardless of danger, in order to put fresh heart into his men. He made daring reconnaissances of the German positions in our lines. When the supply of bombs was running short he went back under very heavy shell fire and brought up a fresh supplyEven after he was mortally wounded he continued to cheer those around him and to inspire them with fresh courage”

Rupert Hallowes died of his wounds on 30 September 1915 and is buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, near Ypres. His Victoria Cross, Military Cross, and other medals are on display at the National Army Museum.

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