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Local Hero - William Short VC

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stones

A total of 628 Victoria Crosses were awarded during the First World War.

As part of a campaign to honour Victoria Cross recipients from WW1, commemorative paving stones are being laid
in the birth place of Victoria Cross recipients to:
- honour their bravery, provide a lasting legacy of local heroes in communities
and enable residents to understand how their area fitted into the WW1 story.

A ceremony took place on Saturday, 6th August at 11 am to unveil a commemorative paving stone for local hero Private William Henry Short VC
in our Eston Cemetery in front of the memorial cross
by the West Lodge at the Normanby Road entrance.

The ceremony was well attended with members of William’s family and their friends, representatives of local associations and local dignitaries as well as many local people including members of our History Group.
 2016 Ceremony for William Short VC
The Standard Bearers Arrive: Marching Along the Avenue of Eston Cemetery. 
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