Victoria Cross Plaque Unveiling Ceremony, Tunbridge Wells, 14th April 2018

The Lord-Lieutenant will be attending a Ceremony at the War Memorial, Tunbridge Wells, on 14th April 2018 at 14.30. The Ceremony is being held to unveil a special paver near the War Memorial in memory of Major Eric Stuart Dougall VC MC, Royal Field Artillery. The Lord-Lieutenant will perform the unveiling ceremony and will be present at the subsequent Reception in the Town Hall. Also in attendance will be Lt Col Chris Coton, Commanding Officer 16th Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Major Eric Stuart Dougall VC MC, Royal Field Artillery, was born in Tunbridge Wells on 13th April 1886 and died on 14th April 1918 at Kemmel in Belgium. He is buried in the Westouter British Military Cemetary. When he won his Victoria Cross he was 31 years old, and an Acting Captain in the Special Reserve, Royal Field Artillery, attached to A Bty., 88th Brigade. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his deeds on 10th April 1918 at Messines, Belgium, for most conspicuous bravery and skilful leadership in the field when in command of his battery.
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