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Memorial details

District
Birmingham
Town
Aston
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 September 2006
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63396
Current location

Aston Parish Churchyard
Aston Hall Road & Witton Lane
Aston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B6 6QA
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 082 899
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Gravestone with a stepped base and an engraving of the Victoria Cross at the top.
Inscription
"FOR VALOUR"/ NEAR THIS SITE LIES/ ALFRED WILCOX/ 1884-1954/ AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS/ FOR CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY/ IN FRANCE 12 SEPT 1918/ THIS STONE IS ERECTED IN MEMORY/ OF AN ASTON BORN MAN BY HIS/ FAMILY AND HIS REGIMENT/ THE OXF & BUCKS LT INFTY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename,relationships,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private
Reference

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