A collection of World War I medals are expected to sell for an estimated £220,000 at auction
Brave George Sanders was awarded the highest military honour for fighting Germans for 36 hours while hugely outnumbered during the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Corporal Sanders took charge of an isolated group of men cut off as the British offensive ground to a halt.
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Cpl Sanders, who was enlisted in the Leeds Rifles, told his men it was "his and their duty to hold the position at all costs".
The men fought in desperate conditions, without food and water, for a day-and-a-half before returning to the British trenches with 19 of his comrades.
George Sanders was awarded the highest military honour for fighting against the Germans in 1918
Cpl Sanders was also awarded the Military Cross as he continued to fire at German troops despite being wounded in the right arm and leg during the Battle of Kemmel Hill in April 1918.
He was only one of three men who won the Victoria Cross on July 1, 1916 to survive the war.
Corporal Sanders was only one of three men who won the Victoria Cross in July 1916
Cpl Sanders later died in Leeds, West Yorkshire, aged 55.
George's decorations, medals, documents and photos will all be sold
Pierce Noonan, director of Dix Noonan Webb auction house said: "It was astonishing gallantry from a young corporal who had been in the Army for just over 18 months."
The auction will take place on March 1
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