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Page 1, 20th April 1945 — YET ANOTHER CATHOLIC V.C.
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YET ANOTHER CATHOLIC V.C.

Private James Stokes' name has been added this week to the steadiiy mounting number of

Catholics who have been awarded the V.C.

Private Stokes, of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, was awarded the decoration for a single-handed clearing of two strongholds in Holland and a third attack in which he was mortally wounded. H0 captured 17 prisoners. He was educated at St. Luke's Primary School in Glasgow. After the death of his parents lie was brought up in a Catholic boys' home in the Sotith of Scotland. Before the war he was a labourer. A member of the Cathedral parish 'of St. Andrew's, Glasgow, for six years, he joined up in 1940. He lived with his wife and son in one of the 20,000 single apartment homes its Glasgow.




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