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  1. jamied says

    The spelling of the name of this Victoria Cross recipient is incorrect.

    This is actually Private William Ratcliffe. Details of the actions for which he was awarded the VC are here.....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ratcliffe

    RATCLIFFE CAN ALSO BE SEEN IN CLIPS 1872.13 AND 1359.04

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

  3. jamied says

    Given that the battle for which Ratcliffe was awarded his Victoria Cross took place in 1917, I think perhaps the date range is more likely to be, say, 1917-1919, (this event might well have taken just after the war). What do you think?

  4. Cathy 59 says

    This was reported in the Liverpool Weekly Courier on 08.09 1917. The event took place on 06.08.1917. Two priests attended. Father J Prescott, who had been at the front for over two years, and Father Toomey

  5. Cathy 59 says

    Sorry that was a typo. I should have said that the event took place on 06.09.1917.

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