WWI centenary: Missing Victoria Cross turned up at auction

WAR HERO Private Horace Waller.

WAR HERO Private Horace Waller.

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In 1982 an old boy of Batley Grammar decided to trace the soldiers from his school who had lost their lives in World War One.

With some exceptions, Jack Schofield managed to find the regiments they had fought in and some details of the circumstances of their deaths.

The most famous, and the only one to win the Victoria Cross, was Private Horace Waller of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

 

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