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Offline Robert Bonner

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VC Paving Stone unveiling
« on: July 07, 2016, 04:02:35 PM »
    The forthcoming VC Paving stone unveiling for WO2 (CSM) George Evans VC, The Manchester Regiment  is   scheduled to be held on Saturday 30 July 2016 at 11.00am in the Vicarage Gardens, Church Gate, Fulham SW6.   

Details of WO2 Evans VC are at http://www.victoriacrossonline.co.uk/george-evans-vc/4586649155
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Re: VC Paving Stone unveiling
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 08:29:12 AM »
I was on hols on the day of the unveiling, but here's some photos
Also see the Council Website https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/articles/news/2016/08/memorial-stone-laid-honour-local-ww1-vc-hero
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Re: VC Paving Stone unveiling
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 09:07:13 PM »
Sad they got their facts wrong in their report.

A memorial stone was laid at the Fulham War Memorial to honour Company Sergeant Major George Evans of the Scots Guards, who was born in Hilmer Street West Kensington.


Good that its right on the stone.

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Re: VC Paving Stone unveiling
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 10:41:45 PM »
I made a comment on their article requesting a correction and there's no feedback. 1st Scots Guards were present at the ceremony, so journalists ignored the text on the plaque. Great to see a living VC holder completing the unveiling.
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Re: VC Paving Stone unveiling
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 04:28:32 PM »
I note my comment has been taken down from the Council's article. CSM Evans will continue to be recorded as serving in the Scots Guards for his deeds at Guillemont. 
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Not really relevant, but a grave close to CSM Evans belongs to Colour Serjeant Frank Bourne DCM.  He was the last survivor from Rorke's drift and died on VE Day 1945. Interesting that the two men are interrerd so close together.
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