Stanley Elton Hollis VC 1912 – 1972

Hollis' Victoria Cross“The only serviceman to be awarded the Victoria Cross on D-Day June 6, 1944, for his actions at Gold Beach, La Rivière, The Mont Fleury Battery and Crépon, during the Normandy Invasion of Europe.

“An immensely brave and modest family man, born at Archibald Street, Middlesbrough, on September 21, 1912.

“A never-to-be-forgotten leader, protector and inspiration to his comrades.”

© Mike Morgan, author of the authorised biography “D-Day Hero: CSM Stanley Hollis VC”