Centenary of brave Doncaster soldier’s Victoria Cross

4 NDOS 26-8-14 VC, Family group of George Wyatt, Front- Great Great Grandsons Mathew & Kyle watts aged 7 & 11, back- Mrs Gillian watts (Grandaughter), Anne Marie Coupe (Daughter), Mrs watts (Great Grandaughter)  BC 4

4 NDOS 26-8-14 VC, Family group of George Wyatt, Front- Great Great Grandsons Mathew & Kyle watts aged 7 & 11, back- Mrs Gillian watts (Grandaughter), Anne Marie Coupe (Daughter), Mrs watts (Great Grandaughter) BC 4

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A poignant graveside ceremony in a Doncaster churchyard has marked the centenary of the bravery of a Victoria Cross hero from the Great War.

It is exactly 100 years ago this week that former Doncaster police sergeant George Wyatt showed courage under heavy German fire in northern France to earn the highest award for gallantry.

His daughter, Anne Marie Coupe, now in her 90s, was among four generations of family members at a special service conducted by the Bishop of Doncaster in the churchyard of the now-closed St John’s Church at Cadeby.

 

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