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VC1108    William Harold Coltman

Name   William Harold Coltman    No.      

VC Issue No.   1108   Awards   VC   DCM & Bar   MM & Bar

Regiment   North Staffordshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion

Later   The Staffordshire Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment.  Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Tatenhill Common, Rangemore, near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   Outwoods Hospital, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mark's Churchyard (Winshill Cemetery), Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   6 January 1919

VC Presented  22 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Mark's Churchyard (Winshill Cemetery), Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

P  Named on Memorial, Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Stapehill Gardens, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

P  Coltman VC Peace Wood, Winshill, Staffordshire

P  Memorial Tree Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Memorial Plaque at Burton-on-Trent War Memorial, Staffordshire

P  William Coltman Way, Tunstall, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire

By The Way…

The most decorated NCO of the First World War, VC, DCM & Bar, MM & Bar

VC Held By

Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England



VC 1107 VC 1109
VC 1107
VC 1109

BORN   17 November 1891

DIED   29 June 1974  AGE   82

VC Won   3-4 October 1918    AGE    26

Place VC Won   Mannequin Hill, N.E. Of Sequehart, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War