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    Really nice film of a parade honouring Australian Victoria Cross hero Cpl. Dwyer.

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    Parade honouring Australian Victoria Cross hero of World War One, Corporal Dwyer.

    Location of events unknown - could be London?

    Opens with shot of city street. Children running across street before parade; people standing on curb. Two policemen on horses go by; young boys stride up along side of street; 2 carts pass; a driver sitting on load of lumber. Marching band coming along street; followed by soldiers; 2 small dogs chase between them.

    Very nice tracking shot in front of bank, moving up street along with soldiers and civilians. Tracking shot of carriage pulled by white horse. Shot over hats of crowd; they are turned away looking at the hero soldier standing up in carriage. He sits down (disappears). The cart with the driver sitting on load of boards comes into picture.

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided some more information. This is not Australian John Dwyer, but British Corporal Edward Dwyer. This is almost certainly London since Dwyer lived there and a cart bears the details of C&A Poulter, a London company.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:43:00 / 01:37:09:00
    ON 009 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    I would suggest this parade is for Cpl Edward Dwyer, who was British and served in the 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment? He was born in Fulham, London. He won the Victoria Cross in April 1915 at Hill 60, Ypres Salient. He was killed on 3 September 1916 on the Somme battlefield.

    The other recipient of the Victoria Cross with the same surname Dwyer was Sergeant John Dwyer in the Australian Machine Gun Corps, and his gallant action for the award was in September 1917.

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