Arthur “Titch” Vickers (02/02/1882 – 27/07/1944) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the First World War in September 1915 at Hulloch, France.
The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Supplement: 29371 Page: 11450 reads:
“3719 Private Arthur Vickers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
For most conspicuous .bravery on 25th September, 1915, during operations before Hulluch.
During an attack by his battalion on the first line German trenches, Private Vickers, on his- own initiative and with the utmost bravery, went forward in front of his company under, very heavy shell, rifle and machine-gun fire, and cut the wires which were holding up a great part of the. battalion. Although it was broad daylight at the time he carried out this work standing up. His gallant action contributed largely to the success of the assault.”
He is buried in Witton Cemetery in Birmingham.
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