Paving stone laid to honour Victoria Cross hero

Today a commemorative paving stone will be laid in East Grinstead to mark the heroic actions of a Victoria Cross soldier.

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Victoria Cross hero honoured in East Grinstead today

Victoria Cross Credit: PA

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.

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