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- FOUR BRASS PLAQUES MOUNTED ONTO AN OAK BACKBOARD
- BOARD: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BLACKBURN WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS/ UNVEILED BY MAYOR ALDERMAN W H HENSHALL MC ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF BLACKBURN AND WAS DEDICATED BY THE REV C H LAMBERT, ARCHDEACON OF BLACKBURN ON 11 NOV 1956 PLAQUE ONE: JOHN PITTS, MANCHESTER REGIMENT, AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY IN NATAL 20 JULY 1901 PLAQUE TWO: JOHN SCHOFIELD, LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS, AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY IN FRANCE 28 JUNE 1918 PLAQUE THREE: WILLIAM H. GRIMBALDERSTONE, KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS 14 SEPTEMBER 1917 FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY IN FRANCE, AND ALSO AWARDED THE COIX DE GUERRE PLAQUE FOUR: PERCY THOMPSON DEAN, ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEERS, AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS 22 JULY 1918 FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AT ZEEBRUGGE
- Inscription legible?
- Names on memorial
- Grimble-deston, William H
See details for all 2 names
- VC or GC Recipients
Total names on memorial: 4
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,additional,decorations
Order of information: Undefined
- VC or GC Recipients
Materials: Wood - Oak
- Listing information
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- C 2000: RECENTLY RESTORED AND REMOUNTED. BACKBOARD WAS ORIGINALLY THE TOP OF A DISPLAY TABLET AND THE PLAQUES HAD BECOME DISCOLOURED
- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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