As part of the WW1 centenary commemorations, the Department for Communities and Local Government are presenting VC commemorative paving stones to councils in the areas where First World War Victoria Cross recipients were born.
The City of Brighton & Hove will receive three VC stones during the centenary period, recognising the courage and sacrifice made by Theodore Wright, Ernest Beal and Edward Mannock. The stones are to be laid around the date of the 100th anniversary of the action for which the VC was awarded.
The City of Brighton & Hove would like to notify you of the following events:
Unveiling of the VC commemorative stone for Ernest Beal VC
Friday 16th March 2018 at 11 for 11.30am
The War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1GY
This will be followed by
Unveiling of a Commemorative Blue Plaque
1.30 – 1.45pm at Ernest Beal’s birthplace
148 Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3LG
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