Pte James Stokes VC
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
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Replica VC 1939-45 Star: France & Germany Star; War Medal Group to represent Stokes’ awards as sold at auction in/1982 (no Defence Medal) The originals are in a private collection. Pte J Stokes was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his outstanding /gallantry at Kervenheim on March 1st 1945. He led two successive attacks on/enemy strongholds located in farm buildings and took 17 prisoners. Although/severely wounded, he refused to return to the Aid Post, nut insisted on taking/part in a third attack. In so doing, he was mortally wounded, 20 yards from the enemy position. (Award announced in the London Gazette 17.4.45) Pte Stokes is buried in the Reichswald War Cemetery