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|Charles Edward Spackman|
Charles Spackman with the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII).
|Born||11 January 1891
|Died||7 May 1969 (aged 78)
|Buried||South Stoneham Crematorium, Southampton|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Charles Edward Spackman VC, MM (11 January 1891 – 7 May 1969) 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.
On 20 November 1917 at Marcoing, France, the leading company was checked by heavy fire from a gun mounted on a position which covered the approaches. Sergeant Spackman, realising that it would be impossible for the troops to advance, went through heavy fire to the gun, where he succeeded in killing all but one of the gun crew and then captured the gun.
- Location of grave and VC medal (Hampshire)