Wiggington honours Crimean War soldier Samuel Parkes

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A memorial has been built to honour a Staffordshire soldier who saved the lives of two comrades during the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Samuel Parkes of the 4th Light Dragoons was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery for his actions during the Crimean War battle in 1854.

Villagers have raised £14,000 for an obelisk in Wigginton to remember him and others who fought.

His great, great, great nephew Peter Elkin said thanks to the village's efforts his relative would be remembered for generations to come.

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