Victoria Cross

The National Miners’ Memorial will honour all of the miners that worked in the UK coal industry for over four hundred and fifty years, but a special tribute will be paid to those men who fought in the two World Wars and, particularly highlighting those who, for their exceptional bravery were awarded the Victoria Cross. Their courage and sacrifice will be remembered in a book that will be published in conjunction with the memorial, but here are some details of those VC winners which includes the citations of their wartime actions and their mining background.

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29 August 1886 – 27 September 1918 George was born in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf. Read more
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17 January 1891 – 15 May 1952:- Frederick Barter was born in Cathays, Cardiff on Read more
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29 September 1886 – 7 March 1953:- Jack was born in Nantyglo, Monmouth and worked Read more
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16 March 1886 – 31 July 1917:- James was born in Ebbw Vale, Glamorgan and was Read more
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10 September 1880 – 3 September 1951:- John Collins, known as Jack, was born in Read more
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4 February 1889 – 29 August 1952:- Charles was born in Ripley, Derbyshire and worked Read more
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21 January 1882 – 13 October 1945:- Thomas was born in Lye, Stourbridge but his Read more
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28 February 1888 – 14 June 1959:- William Angus was born in Cappers, Armadale and Read more
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10 November 1898 – 12 January 1940:- Edward, known as Ned, was born in Maryport, Read more
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17 May 1891 – 27 November 1917:- John was born in Packmoor, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He Read more
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31 May 1889 – 25 October 1940:- Oliver was born in Paulton, near Midsomer Norton, Read more
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17 December 1893 – 16 May 1915:- Abraham was born in Whitehaven Cumberland and was Read more
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9 July 1896 – 8 November 1961:- Francis was born in the Forest of Dean, Read more
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16 April 1894 – 1 March 1966:- George, known as Willie, was born in Bradford, Read more
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29 April 1886 – 22 April 1926:- George Wilson was born in Edinburgh. Whilst in Read more
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27 May 1894 – 4 March 1964:- Henry was born in South Shields, County Durham. Read more
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21 June 1890 – 2 September 1918:- Hugh was born in Renfrewshire, moving to Lanarkshire Read more
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4 April 1882 – 29 November 1948:= Thomas was born at Hartbushes, Hutton Henry, South Read more
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19 March 1988 – 27 March 1918:- Thomas was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester. At Read more
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28 January 1895 – 15 October 1966:- Thomas Young was born as Thomas Morrell on Read more