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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1889 Yorkshire. d. 14/12/1978 Richmond, Yorkshire.

 

DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 04/02/1944 Catterick, Yorks.

 

He was 33 years old and working at Catterick Bridge railhead, where he had just finished unloading ammunition from a lorry. He was in a traffic hut when there was an explosion some 30-40ft away; the hut collapsed and he was thrown a considerable distance from it. The explosion was followed by extensive fires in the surrounding area, caused mainly by grenades and incendiary bombs scattered from nearby trucks. Mr Waller, though badly shaken, returned to the hut, which was on fire. He was joined by another man, who, injured himself, was able to assist him to rescue three men from the ruins and carry them to safety.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.

BURIAL PLACE: RICHMOND CEMETERY, RICHMOND, YORKSHIRE.

SPACE G71.

John Weller EM

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John Weller GC's grave in February 2016. Sadly his wife Rita died recently and the gravestone is removed and stored in the chapel

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His gravestone stored in the chapel at Richmond Cemetery

RICHMOND CEMETERY PLAN weller j 1 weller j 2

9th June 1944