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VC1298    George Harold Eardley

Name   George Harold Eardley    No.      

VC Issue No.   1298   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 4th Battalion, No. 9 Platoon

Later    Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battlions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Acting Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Congleton, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Congleton, Cheshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes    Macclesfield Crematorium, 87 Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Cremated   Macclesfield Crematorium, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   18 September 1991

Headstone    Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance, Section D

Gazetted    2 January 1945

VC Presented   1 February 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Named in Book of Remembrance at Macclesfield Crematorium, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire

P  Statue, High Street, Congleton, Cheshire

Eardley Crescent, Congleton, Cheshire

George Eardley Close, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire


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Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.

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BORN    6 May 1912

DIED   11 September 1991   AGE    79

VC Won  16 October 1944  AGE   32

Place VC Won   Schaartven, east of Overloon, Holland

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War