Charlton, Edward Colquhoun b. June 15, 1920 d. April 21, 1945 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Manchester, England, he served as a Guardsman in the 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards, Armor Division, British Army. On April 21, 1945, Guardsman Charlton was co-driver in one tank of a troop which, with a platoon of infantry, seized the village of Wistedt, Germany. Suddenly the enemy attacked this position in great strength, all the tanks, including Guardsman Charlton’s, were hit and the infantry were hard pressed of being over-run. Guardsman Charlton...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany Plot: 7. F. 13.
Liddell, Ian Oswald b. October 19, 1919 d. April 21, 1945 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award posthumously from British King George VI at Buckingham Palace on February 12, 1946 (presented to his widow) for his actions as a temporary captain in the 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards, of the British Army on April 3, 1945 near Lingen, Germany during the last stages of World War II. Born in Shanghai, China, his father was a businessman. He was educated at St. Andrew's in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England and later at Harrow School in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany Plot: 3.D.13.