Ernest Albert Egerton

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VC879   Ernest Albert Egerton

Name   Ernest Albert Egerton   No.   71130   

VC Issue No.   879   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Sherwood Foresters, 16th (Chatsworth Rifles) Battalion

Later   Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion The Mercian regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Meir Lane, Longton, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 350 Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Peter's Churchyard, Cheadle Road, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   5 December 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, St Peter's Churchyard, Cheadle Road, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire, England

P  Plaque, 350 Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire

P  Egerton Close, Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire

P  Memorial Plaque, The Lodge, Staffordshire Tableware, Mier, Staffordshire

Portarit, St Bartholomew's Church, Blurton, Staffordshire

Road, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire


By The Way…

After the War they gave him 12 months to live due to the effects of gas. He lived for an extra 48 years


VC Held By

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

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BORN   10 November 1897

DIED   14 February 1966   AGE   68

VC Won   20 September 1917   AGE   19

Place VC Won   Bulgar Wood, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917