Edward Colquhoun Charlton

Edward Colquhoun Charlton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Colquhoun Charlton VC (15 June 1920 - 21 April 1945) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.Charlton was a guardsman in the 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards, British Army during the Second World War. On 21 April 1945 Guardsman Charlton was a co-driver of one tank of a troop that was supporting an infantry platoon. They captured the village of Wistedt, Germany which the German army attempted to re-take. The numerically superior German forces consisted largely of officer cadets under the command of experienced instructor officers, supported by two or three self-propelled guns. Three of the four Irish Guards tanks were badly hit, while Charlton's had been disabled by a complete electrical failure before the attack began. Charlton had been ordered to dismount the turret 0.30 Browning machine gun and support the infantry.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135785761
  • 9786135785760