‘Some signal act of valour’: Derbyshire’s most gallant warriors

Derbyshire war heroes

Six Derbyshire warriors won the nation’s ultimate award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross, during World War One. In the second of his series, Barry M Marsden looks at the ‘conspicuous acts of bravery’ by two more of our soldiers.

DERBYSHIRE’S third VC of World War One was won on March 21, 1918 by Charles Edwin Stone, who was born at Denby in 1889. He was one of 13 children, and when his mother died in 1901 he was brought up by his elder siblings…