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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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Vandals wreck grave of Victoria Cross hero

expressandstar.com - 18 Aug 2017
I lived in this area all my life and walked around the churchyard a number of times and never knew this famous and brave man was buried here and came from William Street. We don't recognise our brave men do we ? Shame on whoever did this. Life will get ...
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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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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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Doncaster memorial tribute to Somme soldiers unveiled

Doncaster Today - 01 Jul 2016
Now the memorial, surrounded by poppies at the museum on Cedar Road, Balby, has been unveiled to depict Victoria Cross hero William Coltman. Victoria Cross Trust chairman Gary Stapleton said the monument was a fitting tribute to those who lost their ...
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Putting some history into perspective

Royal Gazette - 21 Mar 2016
Before Bermuda Optical being formed, Astwood Dickinson's had an optical department, which is where Bill Coltman worked on being discharged from the British Navy. Even when he was in the navy, he did work as an optometrist with Astwood Dickinson's, ...
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Victoria Cross heroes of World War One

BBC News - 05 Nov 2015
On Remembrance Sunday, the UK honours those killed in the two world wars and later conflicts. First awarded in 1857, the Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award available to the British and Commonwealth armed forces for gallantry in action with the enemy.
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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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Le prime donne che…

Riforma.it (Comunicati Stampa) (Registrazione) (Blog) - 08 Sep 2017
Fu così che Constance, di famiglia presbiteriana, poté essere ammessa al College di Mansfield per studiare teologia, unica studentessa, grazie all'interessamento del direttore William Boothby Selbie, che intuì la profondità della sua vocazione e, in ...
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Makeover for Battle of Seven Oaks site

Winnipeg Free Press - 05 May 2015
This article was published 5/5/2015 (862 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current. Construction begins this week on a corner lot on north Main Street to properly recognize a seminal event in Manitoba's history. The Battle of Seven Oaks ...
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Pioneer of women's ministry honoured by United Reformed Church

ChristianToday - 08 Aug 2017
The United Reformed Church is to celebrate a hundred years since the ordination of the first woman to become a minister in a mainstream British denomination. Constance Coltman was ordained into the Congregational Union of England and Wales on ...

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