The Joseph Lister VC
Memorial Plaque
In the Hob Salford

Sgt Joseph Lister
9th October 1917
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Held by Lord Ashcroft
VC won Olga House, Ypres, Belgium,
9 October 1917
London Gaz 26 November 1917,
Born 19 October 1886 Salford
Died 19 January 1963 Stockport
Willow Grove Cemetery, Reddish
British Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. Lister served as a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion of The Lancashire Fusiliers. He was awarded his medal for service at Belgium on October 9, 1917. (bio by: KP)

On 9 October 1917 east of Ypres, Belgium, seeing that the advance of his company was held up by machine-gun fire from the direction of a pillbox, Sergeant Lister dashed ahead of his men and found the gun - he shot two of the gunners and the remainder surrendered. He then went to the pillbox and shouted to the occupants to surrender. They did so with the exception of one man whom the sergeant shot, whereupon about 100 of the enemy emerged from the shell-holes further to the rear and surrendered.