Silecroft Victoria Cross recipient celebrated for his bravery a century on
Tom Fletcher Mayson, of Silecroft, was given the Victoria Cross for his heroic actions during an attack on the German lines at Wieltje in Belgium, 1917.
On Sunday July 30, almost a century after the incident which saw the villager tackle a machine-gun wielding opponent, he was given his own carved memorial stone.
Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland attended the ceremony led by Rev Gill Hart, held at Silecroft war memorial.
She said: " It was an honour to share this WW1 stone laying service with the late Thomas Mayson's family, friends and Armed Forces community, celebrating 'our lad's'... read more
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