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Crowds of people have gathered to honour a first world war soldier in a Sussex town. Sidney Godley was the first Private to be awarded the Victoria Cross, for his efforts in Belgium. Today, a commemorative paving stone was laid in his honour. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to relative Sue Hill and Communities secretary Eric Pickles.
A paving stone will be laid in East Grinstead this morning in memory of Victoria Cross soldier Sidney Godley.
It's 100 years since Private Godley VC was awarded Britain's highest award for valour for his action in Mons, when he held a bridge against the enemy for two hours despite being wounded, to let his comrades retreat.
Eric Pickles MP and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government will lead the official unveiling.
The event will take place at the War Memorial in East Grinstead.