Richard Henry Burton VC

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Reference WMO260329

Address:

Corn Cross

High Street

Melton Mowbray

LE13 0TW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
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Richard Henry Burton VC This plaque commemorates the life of Dick Burton VC Born in the Borough of Melton Mowbray He was the only Melton Mowbray person to be awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II at the age of 20 when he was company runner in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in Italy in October 1944 "Private Burton's magnificent gallantry and total disregard for his own safety during many hours of fierce fighting in mud and rain were an inspiration to all his comrades"

Richard Henry Burton VC

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