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VC761   Roland Boys Bradford

Name   Roland Boys Bradford   No.      

VC Issue No.   761   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Durham Light Infantry commanding 1/9th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier General

Place Of Birth   Witton Park, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   Brigade HQ, near Graincourt, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Hermies British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, 7 miles east of Bapaume, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Row F, Grave 10

Gazetted   25 November 1916

VC Presented   2 June 1917 by King George V at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, Hermies British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, 7 miles east of Bapaume, Pas de Calais, France

Memorial Window,  St Paul's Church, Witton Park,  Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham

P  Memorial Plaque,  St Cuthbert's Church, Darlington, Co. Durham

Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Darlington, Co Durham

"The Bradford Entrance", Darlington Hospital, Co. Durham

Named On Darlington War Memorial, Darlington Hospital, Co Durham

P  Road, Bradford Crescent, Durham, Co Durham

Named On War Memorial, Epsom College, Surrey

P  Named On For Valour Memorial, Durham Light Infantry Museum, Durham, Co Durham

Named On Honours Board, Gateshead Libary, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear

By The Way…

At time of death he was the youngest Brigadier-General in the British Army

VC Held By

Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads, Durham City, Co. Durham, England



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The First World War

BORN   23 February 1892

DIED   30 November 1917   AGE   25

VC Won   1 October 1916   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Eaucourt L’Abbaye, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

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