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Our April 2017 Newsletter

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  Wellington Quarry, Arras Welcome to the April Branch Newsletter, I hope that you are able to enjoy the sunnier weather that we have been having.  This month’s topical picture is of one of the exits from the Wellington Quarry in Arras, from which the attacking troops left the safety of the underground tunnels and advanced to the German lines a…


Our March 2017 Newsletter

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  Welcome to the March Newsletter.  Those of you able to come to our meetings will, I am sure, agree with me that we have already had a diverse and fascinating selection of talks so far this year.  Many thanks to Nigel and Norman for their hard work in arranging this for us.  The topical picture this month is of HMS Hardy an  Acasta-class destro…


007: Spring 1983

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021: Winter 1987

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025: Spring 1989

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026: Summer 1989

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028: Spring 1990

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'William Harold Coltman VC' a talk by his great-grandson Tim Coltman

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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 Re…


Major General Price-Davies The Letters of VC CB CMG DSO: From Captain to Major-General 1914-18

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Peter Robison (Ed) The History Press, Gloucs, £14.99, 255pp, 18 ills, detailed notes & refs, bibliog, index ISBN 978-0-7524-8736-6 Book Review by Andy Thompson Major General Price-Davies Price-Davies, awarded the VC during the Boer War, was comfortable, middle class and well connected (his brother in law was FM Sir Henry Wilson). He landed i…


The Road to Victory 1918

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Book review by Anne Clayton. The Road to Victory 1918 covers the fifty days between 8 August and 26 September when the Allied advance gathered momentum, from the first efforts east of Amiens, southwards to Peronne and then swinging to the north-east. Accounts are given of the sixty-four Victoria Crosses won during this time, including Scottish-bor…


079: April 2007

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'The story of the two crosses – William Coltman VC' by Tim Coltman

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William Coltman is arguably one of the bravest and heroic men to have served in our armed forces during  World War One. All of his awards for bravery and valour were gained without him firing a single shot. During World War One, William served as a stretcher bearer with The North Staffordshire Regiment, who through amalgamation are now the 3rd Bat…



Pete Starling - Noel Chavasse - Double VC

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Pete revisits Ox & Bucks to discuss Noel Chavasse's military service, the actions for which he was awarded the VC not one but twice and his untimely death. 


Henry May VC

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Henry May VC was one of 5 servicemen to win a VC on the Western Front in October 1914 and will have a commemorative paving stone dedicated to his memory at a ceremony to be held in the City of Glasgow on or around 22 October 2014. His stone will be the second one laid to a Glasgow VC, the one of Capt Harry Sherwood Ranken being the first. Both men …


Harold Mugford VC

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Harold Mugford was born at 149 Keetons Road, Bermondsey, London on 31 August 1894, the second son of Richard John Sanford and Rose Lillian Mugford (nee Parsons). The family later moved to 2 Gillett Avenue, East Ham where he attended the Shrewsbury Road School.  On leaving school, he found employment as a clerk with a shipping company, Furness Withy…


Victoria Crosses Won on the Western Front

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  The Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded for 'conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy'. For a medal that is awarded for supreme gallantry, it is a singularly plain, a variable dark brown in colour and relatively unadorned object. It is also quite small, only 1.4 inches by 1.4 inches, weighs less than an ounce overall (about 25 grammes). Al…


How a Stockton man won the VC

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  Ted Cooper writes how his granda won the VC. Edward Cooper was born in Stockton on the 4th May 1896.  He left school at the age of 13 and by 1914 he was selling fruit for the Co-operative Society.  When war was declared, many of the Co-op’s horses were commandeered by the army and Ned was unable to work.  He was put on an early holiday, durin…


Lance Corporal William Cotter

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The following account is based on Gerald Gliddon's account of Cotter's career published in 'VCs of the First World War: Cambrai 1917' published by The History Press.   Lance/Corporal (Acting) Corporal William Cotter was the second Allied soldier to win the Victoria Cross on the Western Front in 1916. He was a member of the 6th (Service) Battalion…