Henry Tandey

Henry Tandey's Death

Born (Birthday) August 30, 1891

Death Date December 20, 1977

Age of Death 86 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Coventry, United Kingdom

Place of Burial Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing, France

Profession War Hero

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Biography - A Short Wiki

English soldier who fought in World War I as a private. He is most known for allegedly sparing the life of Adolf Hitler in an encounter with him in the French village of Marcoing in September 1918. The encounter has been historically disputed.

He enlisted in the army in 1910 and served in South Africa before the outbreak of World War I. He was involved in the Battle of Ypres, Battle of the Somme, and Battle of Passchendaele.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for leading a bayonet charge following the capture of Marcoing. During the fight, he was wounded twice. He also won the Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, and 1914 Star.