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Cardiff's first Victoria Cross holder honoured with plaque

The first Cardiff man to be awarded the Victoria Cross has been honoured with a plaque at the city's Cathays cemetery.

Company Sgt Maj Frederick Barter was recognised for his "most conspicuous bravery and marked ability" during the Battle of Festubert on 16 May 1915.

The 24-year-old Royal Welsh Fusilier gathered a group of eight volunteers and attacked German positions in France with bombs and hand grenades.

Roger Pinney reports.

  • 10 Nov 2015
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