Fred Greaves VC

Born in Killamarsh, Fred moved to live in the centre of Barlborough village and worked locally down the pit. Little did he realise that when he joined up with all his pals to serve King and Country in 1914, the horrors of war he was to face. 
Little did he realise also, that on October 4th 1917 in the middle of the battle at Pashendale, he was to perform an act of bravery and gallantry in saving the remnants of his platoon, for which he would be awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that could be bestowed on him.
As the village is to be presented with a commemorative stone to mark this honour, the Barlborough Heritage Centre is pleased to announced a special exhibition that will be available to view during the months of September and October in our normal opening hours.
Fred Greaves, local lad,
conspicuous hero.

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