Cotter, Corp. William Richard b. March, 1883 d. March 14, 1916 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award for his action on March 6, 1916 near Hohenzollern Redoubt, France. Born in Folkestone, Kent, England, he was the oldest child of an Irish father who worked as a laborer. Prior to the outbreak of World War I, he joined the British Army Reserves and was mobilized after the war broke out in July 1914. He was serving as an acting corporal in the 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) when he was gravely wounded in an engagement with...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Lillers Communal Cemetery, Lillers, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: IV.E.45.
Hamilton, Emma b. April 26, 1765 d. January 15, 1815 Artist's Model, Folk Figure. She is remembered as a favourite subject of George Romney and Sir Joshua Reynolds and as the mistress of Lord Nelson. Born Amy Lyon, the early details of her life are clouded save that she was initially raised in Hawarden, North Wales, under poor circumstances and had no formal education. By age 12 she was working as a maid in London, first for a doctor later for several Drury Lane actresses whose number she made some attempts to join. For a time Emma "modeled" in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Church of St. Pierre, Lille, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Nelson, Maj. David b. April 3, 1886 d. April 8, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Deraghland, Ireland, he served as a Sergeant in L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, British Army. In actions at Néry, France, September 1, 1914, during the retreat the German 4th Cavalry Division attacked the British 1st Cavalry Brigade. L Battery seeing the retreat, began to comence fire when the commanding officer was knocked unconscious by a incoming shell. Sergeant Nelson with an officer and another Sergeant, immediately brought three of the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lillers Communal Cemetery, Lillers, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: V.A.16.