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Charles Geoffrey Vickers
Birth: Oct. 22, 1894
Death: Mar. 25, 1982

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Nottingham, England, he served as a Captain in the 7th Sherwood Foresters, British Army. On October 14, 1915, in actions at Hohenzollern, France, while holding a barrier against the enemy nearly all of Captain Vickers men had been killed or wounded. With only two men available to hand him bombs, Captain Vickers held the barrier for some hours against heavy German bomb attacks from the front and flank. Regardless of the fact that his own retreat would be cut off, he had ordered a second barrier to be built behind him in order to secure the safety of the trench. Dispite being severely wounded, he was able complete the second barrier and repel the enemy. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 18, 1915. After the war, he was a successful London lawyer, served as a Colonel at the Ministry of Economic Warfare in World War II and was knighted in 1946. He died at age 87 in Oxfordshire, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Oxford Crematorium
Headington
City of Oxford
Oxfordshire, England
 
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Record added: Jan 21, 2005
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Charles Geoffrey Vickers
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