Sergeant Charles Harry Coverdale V.C., M.M. (1888–1955)

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Sergeant Charles Harry Coverdale V.C., M.M. (1888–1955)


Born at 12 Albert Terrace, Old Trafford, Stretford, Sergeant Charles Harry Cloverdale was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the First World War (1914–1918). He was also awarded the Military Medal for his actions during the war. By the time of his death, in 1955, Sergeant Charles Harry Coverdale had also been awarded the 1914–15 Star, British War Medal 1914–20, Defence Medal 1939–45, George VI Coronation Medal 1937, and the Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953.

A blue plaque commemorating his life and achievements was installed at the Limelight Building, Shewsbury Street, Old Trafford, on 4th October 2017.


Trafford Local Studies Centre


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