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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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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 ...
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Altius Quartet boys are back in Durango for recital

The Durango Herald - 20 Oct 2017
The album has an unusual format, interspersing arrangements of music by Led Zeppelin, Ben E. King and William Bolcom's “Three Rags,” between separated movements of Haydn's Quartet in C Major, Op 76, the “Emperor,” that's on Thursday's program. ...
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Vandals wreck grave of Victoria Cross hero

expressandstar.com - 18 Aug 2017
He said: “It is very rare to see vandalism of a Victoria Cross grave, I have only known of one other which has been desecrated by vandals and that was William Coltman's in Burton, Staffordshire. "Two or three people have deliberately pushed this over.
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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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Ken Burns' Vietnam documentary spurs MIA/POW research in Western Pa.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 29 Sep 2017
Douglas Bensch said that his veteran, Col. William C. Coltman of Mt. Lebanon, was shot down on his second tour of Vietnam. “What I found interesting about him is that they only found his teeth. They still don't know what happened to him to this day ...
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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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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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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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Divisive defining moment

Winnipeg Free Press - 18 Jun 2016
The original Coltman Report from 1818 is on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Some call it a battle, others a massacre. And even 200 years later, it can go by different names: the Pemmican War or the Victory of Frog Plain or the Battle ...
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Tamworth veterans at war over 'dog' statue

Birmingham Mail - 13 Oct 2017
He said: "The most decorated and revered Staffordshire Regiment soldier, Lance Corporal William Harold Coltman, VC, DCM, MM, was a stretcher bearer during the First World War and he never fired a shot in anger. Is his service worth less because he ...

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