Commemorating Killamarsh's Fred Greaves

At a moving ceremony today, Killamarsh Parish Council unveiled a commemoration stone to one of the villages most famous sons, Fred Greaves, who won the Victoria Cross one hundred years ago at Ypres in World War I.

Mr. Greaves was born in Killamarsh in 1890 and was awarded his VC in October 1917.  The stone was unveiled next to the war memorial in the village with hundreds of local residents in attendance close to the centenary of the award.

"It was a privilege to be part of the ceremony today," said Lee.  "Thanks to the Parish Council for inviting me and to all of the residents who came out to pay tribute to Mr Greaves and what he, and so many other people from Killamarsh across so many decades, did in the service of their country."