William Speakman
John Robertson

William Speakman

born 21.9.1927 Altrincham,Cheshire
Army Cadet Corps (Drummer)
Private (14471590)
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
attached 1 Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers 1951
WIA 4.11.1951 Korea
award V.C. for same action
22 SAS 1950s (L/Cpl) (i.c. armoury 1955)
served Malaya,Borneo and Radfan
promoted Sergeant
emigrated to South Africa 1972
security officer,Durban
known later as Bill Speakman-Pitt
Such a pity that Bill had to sell his VC due to the fact that he needed money to repair his house. He sold ALL his military medals including the VC for just £1500!!!
 

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