'William Harold Coltman VC' a talk by his great-grandson Tim Coltman
13 Oct
Tim Coltman, William Harold Coltman VC's great-grandson, will give this talk.
William Harold Coltman was the most decorated NCO in the British Army in the Great War.
He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal & Bar and the Military Medal & Bar.
 
He was a Stretcher Bearer.
According to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum
"In October 1918 during the assault on the Hindenburg line, and in the face of a German counter-attack, he three times went out into the open to give first aid to wounded men and carry them back to safety. Due to his heroic actions William Coltman has become the most decorated other rank in the British Army".
William Harold Coltman VC's medals are with the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.
William lived until 82.
 
 
St Peters Rooms, Ruddington Notts NG11 6HD
Timothy Chamberlain, chamberlin@snc.org.uk
13 Oct 2017 19:30