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William James Thompson VC.

William James Thompson (1830 – 05/12/1891) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny on 9 July 1857. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 20 January 1860, Issue: 22347, Page: 179,  reads: “60th Rifles (1st Battalion), Private James … Continue reading

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John Henry Carless VC

John Henry Carless VC (11/11/1896 – 17/11/1917) is immortalised in a statue in Walsall, Staffordshire. He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously for his actions during the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914 while serving on aboard HMS Caledon. The Citation, recorded … Continue reading

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War Memorials in Walsall

The town of Walsall in Staffordshire,  has a lot of War Memorials, and rather than creating individual pages for each one, I will rather put them altogether in one page and slowly split them off as I get to them … Continue reading

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Walsall Cenotaph

The cenotaph in Walsall, Staffordshire may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates 52.583179°, -1.983704°, it is situated on a small island in the middle of a roundabout. What does make this cenotaph interesting is that it is located on the … Continue reading

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