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VC982   Arthur Poulter

Name   Arthur Poulter   No.      

VC Issue No.   982   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, 1/4th Battalion

Later   Duke of Wellington's Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Kilgram Bridge, near East Witton, North Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Florence Road, Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   New Wortley Cemetery, Hall Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   1 September 1956

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Grave 2500

Gazetted   28 June 1918

VC Presented   13 December 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, New Wortley Cemetery, Hall Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Centenary Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire    

P  Memorial, by Railway Line, Rue Delpierre, Erquinghem-Lys, Armentieres, France

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, East Witton, North Yorkshire

By The Way…

In August 2010, a new headstone was erected on his grave, in New Wortley Cemetery, Leeds.

VC Held By

Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England



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BORN   16 December 1893

DIED   29 August 1956  AGE   62

VC Won   10 April 1918   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Lys Erquinghem, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

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