Charles Ernest Garforth (23/10/1891 – 01/07/1973) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in August 1914 during the First World War.
The Citation reads:
“On 23 August 1914 at Harmingnies, France, Corporal Garforth volunteered to cut wire under fire, which enabled his squadron to escape. On 2 September when under constant fire, he extricated a sergeant who was lying under his dead horse, and carried him to safety. The next day, when another sergeant had lost his horse in a similar way, Corporal Garforth drew off the enemy fire and enabled the sergeant to get away.”
He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at Wilford Hill Cemetery in Nottingham. The headstone was erected in the cemetery in 2008.
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