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William Harold "Bill" Coltman, VC, DCM & Bar, MM & Bar ...

wikipedia - 19 Sep 2016
William Harold "Bill" Coltman, VC, DCM & Bar, MM & Bar (17 November 1891 – 29 June 1974) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that could be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the most decorated other rank of the First World War. Deemed by some to be a conscientious objector, he held Christian beliefs precluding him from taking up arms, but as a stretcher bearer he won all his medals without firing a shot.
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Hopes of renovating grave of war hero William Coltman VC

BBC News - 23 May 2013
A charity hopes to restore the grave of a Staffordshire World War I hero. L/Cpl William Coltman, from Burton-upon-Trent, was one of the war's most decorated soldiers, including being awarded the Victoria Cross. He was a stretcher bearer with the North ...
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Vandals wreck grave of Victoria Cross hero

expressandstar.com - 18 Aug 2017
Sgt Booth, who lived in William Street, Brierley Hill, served with the 80th Regiment of Foot – later becoming the South Staffordshire Regiment. MORE: The battle is on to honour the memory of historic war heroes. The trust was alerted to the damage on ...
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FT High

The Independent - 25 Jan 2017
As Bill Mechanic, producer of Hacksaw Ridge, explains: “Desmond never wanted to sell his life rights, he didn't want to popularise himself, feeling that would be a contradiction to who he was.” This humility certainly wasn't based on a lack of interest ...
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Tamworth veterans at war over 'dog' statue

Birmingham Mail - 13 Oct 2017
Mr Gant said that Tamworth needed "a statue that remembers those who have lost their lives, not for a dog that has never fired a shot in anger!" Councillor Robert Pritchard, deputy leader of Tamworth Borough Council and a former mayor of Fazeley, felt ...
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Brave soldier who won VC without firing a shot

Yorkshire Post - 01 Jul 2016
WHEN the shooting stopped, the quiet of the battlefield allowed a time for a brief period of reflection and contemplation for those who survived the horror. Surrounded by poppies and holding a copy of the Bible in his hand, a new memorial at the ...
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Putting some history into perspective

Royal Gazette - 21 Mar 2016
I wish to congratulate Bermuda Optical Co on its 60th anniversary. However, from an historical point of view, I would like to make a couple of corrections to your article. Before Bermuda Optical being formed, Astwood Dickinson's had an optical ...
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The bishop's prescription for war 'conchies': bomb therapy

The Guardian - 26 Nov 2017
Revolution is in the air. In Russia, the Bolsheviks are about to overthrow the government. In Britain, crippling food shortages and the growing list of casualties following Passchendaele, and the Somme and Verdun battles of the previous year, are ...
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Victoria Cross heroes of World War One

BBC News - 05 Nov 2015
William Coltman VC. William Coltman was the most highly decorated non-commissioned officer of the War. A conscientious objector, his Christian beliefs prevented him from taking up arms, but he served as a stretcher bearer and won his awards without ...
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Chinook Observer - 22 Nov 2017
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Dennis proud as punch after onion win

Northumberland Gazette - 19 Nov 2017
Results: 1 Dennis Williams; 2 Paul Thomson; 3 Christine Thomson: 4 Catherine Archbold; 5 Stephen Ternent; 6 B Owen; 7 N Punton; 8 Lee White; 9 Pam Owen; 10 John Archbold; 11 Anne Punton; 12 Sheila Dixon; 13 Garth Lowerson; 14 Jimmy Grey; 15 Michael ...
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Coltman targeting Beijing 2022 success

LoughboroughEcho.net - 02 Jun 2017
Amelia Coltman (21) was a county high jump and long jump champion and a keen hockey player but her primary sporting focus prior to skeleton was racquet sports. Share. By. Pete WarringtonStory editor. 10:50, 2 JUN 2017. Sport. Amelia Coltman. Share. by ...
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Rhyl RNLI man Ray Coltman's coffin carried to funeral by lifeboat

Daily Post North Wales - 16 Feb 2017
Rhyl RNLI man Ray Coltman's coffin carried to funeral by lifeboat. The station stalwart was given a fitting farewell by his old crewmates. Share; Comments. By. Kelly Williams. 15:09, 16 FEB 2017. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information ...
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Divisive defining moment

Winnipeg Free Press - 18 Jun 2016
A subsequent inquiry in 1818 led by William Coltman, called for by the British government, determined the first shot was fired by HBC men. Both Chartrand and Horyski characterize the Battle of Seven Oaks, as it is now most commonly known, as the birth ...
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Bringing down the curtain on show season

Northumberland Gazette - 20 Oct 2017
Alwinton Show 2017 Young William Wood won the children's sheep class and is seen with his Blackface ewe lamb and his dad Daniel. Picture by Jane Coltman. Alwinton Show 2017 Carol Thompson with Jake who was second in the puppy class. Picture by Jane ...

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