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History Centre Heroes: Sergeant Alfred Joseph Richards VC

The Victoria Cross was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War. Today it’s the highest military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and former territories of the British Empire for courage ‘in the face of the enemy’. During […]

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City unveils commemorative slab in honour of First World War hero

PRESS RELEASE: The first of four commemorative paving slabs dedicated to Plymouth-born soldiers who received the Victoria Cross for their bravery during World War I has been unveiled on the Hoe.

The slab is in memory of Alfred Joseph Richards VC (21 June 1879 – 21 May 1953) – a Plymouth-born soldier who served in the Lancashire Fusiliers and who saw action at Gallipoli, Turkey.

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