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First World War hero remembered a century later

One hundred years after a soldier's heroism in The First World War, a special stone was unveiled in his memory. Private William Short, from Middlesbrough, received the Victoria Cross for his efforts during The Battle of the Somme.


Commemorative stone unveiled for Teesside war hero

A First World War hero, from Middlesbrough, was remembered at a ceremony today to mark 100 years since his acts of bravery. Private William Short continued to help fellow soldiers, during The Battle of the Somme, despite being badly wounded, and later dying of his injuries. Members of the military were among those to pay tribute as a stone was unveiled at Eston Cemetery:

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