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Sgt Charles Harry Coverdale
Birth: Apr. 21, 1888
Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Death: Nov. 20, 1955
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire, England

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award as a result of his actions near Poelcapelle, Belgium on October 4, 1917. Born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, he enlisted in the 11th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, of the British Army after the outbreak of World War I in July 1914. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 4 October 1917 south-west of Poelcapelle, Belgium, when close to the objective, Sergeant Coverdale disposed of three snipers. He then rushed two machine-guns, killing or wounding the teams. He subsequently reorganised his platoon in order to capture another position, but after getting within 100 yards of it was held up by our own barrage and had to return. Later he went out again with five men to capture the position, but when he saw a considerable number of the enemy advancing, withdrew his detachment man by man, he himself being the last to retire." He died in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England at the age of 67. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Edgerton Cemetery
Edgerton
Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees
West Yorkshire, England
 
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Record added: Apr 09, 2005
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Sgt Charles Harry Coverdale
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Sgt Charles Harry Coverdale
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Thank you for your courage and valor in the face of the enemy. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
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