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Remembering Ernest Albert Egerton VC

Remembering Ernest Albert Egerton VC

Nov 2021

There is now a plaque at the station to commemorate Ernest Albert Egerton VC (10 November 1897 – 14 February 1966).  He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. During the First World War, aged only 20, he showed “conspicuous bravery, initiative and devotion to duty” during the Battle of Passchendaele. 

Sergeant Egerton was born in Caverswall and died at his home in Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge.  His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Sherwood Foresters Museum in Nottingham Castle. 

In addition, the station adopters have organised for a “Tommy” to be displayed at the station for 2 weeks every November as part of the Forsbrook Parish Council’s marking of Remembrance.

Picture of a silhouette of a WW1 shoulder surrounded by poppies.

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Posted by Claire Sandys


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