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VC1270    Stanley Elton Hollis

Name   Stanley Elton Hollis    No.      

VC Issue No.   1270   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own York Regiment), 6th Battalion, A Company, No 12 Platoon


Now   2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Company Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Liverton Mines, near Loftus, Cleveland, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Acklam Cemetery, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone     Plot/Grave no.   Lawn Section, Grave 260

Gazetted    17 August 1944

VC Presented   10 October 1944 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Acklam Cemetery, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England

P  Bronze Statue, CrΘpon, Calvados, Normandy, France

P  Stanley Hollis VC Statue, Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire

P  Memorial Plaque, Stanley Hollis VC Statue, Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire

P  Tram Shelter, Gold Beach, La Riviere, Normandy, France

P  VC Memorial, Town Hall, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

P  Memorial Plaque, War Memorial, Loftus, North Yorkshire

P  Memorial Plaque, Town Hall, Loftus, North Yorkshire

P  Memorial Plaque, The Jolly Holly Pub, Liverton Mines, Saltburn-By-Sea, North Yorkshire

Hollis Crescent, Strensall, North Yorkshire

By The Way…

His was the only Victoria Cross awarded on D-Day

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



VC 1269 VC 1271
VC 1269
VC 1271

BORN    21 September 1912

DIED  8 February 1972   AGE    59

VC Won   6 June 1944   AGE   31

Place VC Won   King Beach, Normandy, France (D-Day Landings)

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War