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VC1108    William Harold Coltman

Name   William Harold Coltman    No.      

VC Issue No.   1108   Awards   VC   DCM & Bar   MM & Bar

Regiment   North Staffordshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion

Later   The Staffordshire Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment.  Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Tatenhill Common, Rangemore, near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   Outwoods Hospital, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mark's Churchyard (Winshill Cemetery), Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   6 January 1919

VC Presented  22 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, St Mark's Churchyard (Winshill Cemetery), Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

P  Named on Memorial, Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire

P  Memorial Tree Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Memorial Plaque at Burton-on-Trent War Memorial, Staffordshire

William Coltman Way, Tunstall, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire


By The Way…

The most decorated NCO of the First World War, VC, DCM & Bar, MM & Bar


VC Held By

Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

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BORN   17 November 1891

DIED   29 June 1974  AGE   82

VC Won   3-4 October 1918    AGE    26

Place VC Won   Mannequin Hill, N.E. Of Sequehart, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War