Stuart Archer

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Stuart Archer
Birth nameBertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer
Born(1915-02-03)3 February 1915
Hampstead, London, England
Died2 May 2015(2015-05-02) (aged 100)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1940-61
RankColonel
UnitHonourable Artillery Company, Royal Engineers
Battles/warsWorld War II bomb disposal
AwardsGeorge Cross UK ribbon.png George Cross
Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png OBE
Other workArchitect

Colonel Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer GC OBE ERD (3 February 1915 – 2 May 2015), known as Stuart Archer,[1] was a recipient of the George Cross, the highest British and Commonwealth award for gallantry not in the face of the enemy.

Archer was born in London.

On 3 February 2015 Archer became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross or the George Cross to reach 100 years of age.[2]

Archer died on 2 May 2015 at the age of 100.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ashcroft, Michael (2011). George Cross Heroes. Headline Publishing Group. ISBN 0755360842.
  2. Ashcroft, Michael (30 January 2015). "Stuart Archer: The 100-year-old hero and longest holder of the George Cross medal". Daily Express. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. "Colonel Stuart Archer, GC - obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.