Bates, Sidney b. June 14, 1921 d. August 9, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Cumberwell London, England, he served as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, British Army. On August 6, 1944, near Sourdeval, France, the position held by the 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, was attacked by the German 10th SS Panzer Division. Corporal Bates was commanding unit on the left forward section which suffered a number of casualties from heavy enemy fire, when he decided to move the remainder of his men to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: XX.E.19.
de Normandie, Agatha b. 1064 d. 1080 English Royalty. Born the daughter of William I "the Conqueror" King of England and Matilda de Flandre in Normandy, France, the ninth of ten children. She married Alfonso VI of Galicia, about 1074 at the Abbey of the Holy Trinity, Caen, France when she was about nine years old. She died at about age 16, allegedly on her journey to Spain to join her husband for the first time, and was buried at Bayeaux Cathedral, Bayeaux, France. Her name has also been recorded as Elgiva de Normandie. (Bio by: Iola) Bayeux Cathedral, Bayeux, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France