Private Bill Speakman in Korea
|Born||21 September 1927|
Altrincham, Cheshire, England
|Died||20 June 2018 (aged 90)|
|Years of service||1945–1967|
King's Own Scottish Borderers (att'h)
Special Air Service
Taegeuk Cordon of the Order of Military Merit (South Korea)
William Speakman-Pitt, VC (21 September 1927 – 20 June 2018), known as Bill Speakman, was a British Army soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was the first person to receive an honor from Queen Elizabeth II.
Speakman died on 20 June 2018, aged 90.
References[change | change source]
- "William "Bill" Speakman VC". The Comprehensive Guide to the Victoria and George Cross. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- Our Queen at Ninety. ITV, 28 March 2016
- "Bill Speakman, Altrincham's great war hero and the first person to receive a Victoria Cross from Queen Elizabeth, dies aged 90". Altrincham Today. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2018.