|THE FAMILY OF PRIVATE ARTHUR POULTER VC PRESENTS HIS VICTORIA CROSS TO HIS REGIMENTAL MUSEUM, THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S ( WEST RIDING ) REGIMENT.|
|"Yorkshire Post", 12 June 1999|
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|Medal entitlement of Corporal Arthur Poulter
|Mrs. Harrison and brothers John and Leslie Poulter have decided to hand the Victoria Cross awarded to Private Arthur Poulter into the care of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. The VC will be on display in the Bankfield Museum in Halifax from September 1999.|
|For the award of the Victoria Cross:
[ London Gazette, 28 June 1918 ]. Lys Erquinghem, France, 10 April 1918, Private Arthur Poulter, 4th Bn, Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding ) Regiment.
"When acting as a stretcher-bearer during the Battle of Lys, carried badly wounded men on his back through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire on ten separate occasions. During the withdrawal over the River Lys, he ran back under fire and brought in a wounded man who had been left behind. He then bandaged forty men under the same heavy fire and was dangerously wounded when attempting another rescue."
Arthur Poulter was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on the 13th December 1918.
Iain Stewart, 19 August 1999