|THE GRAVE AND HEADSTONE OVER THE BURIAL PLOT OF SERGEANT WILLIAM TRAYNOR VC HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REFURBISHED.|
|12 April 2019|
|The headstone over the burial plot of Sergeant William Traynor VC, 2nd Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment, in Charlton Cemetery, Dover, had been cleaned several years ago, but since this took place the grave and headstone had deteriorated badly leaving the burial plot almost unrcognisable.
This has now been rectified by local gents Steve Davies and Al Winstanley by cleaning the headstone to an acceptable level without damaging the lettering, and completely refurbishing the kerbed stones, infilling them with blue chippings.
before and after
|For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 17 September 1901 ], Bothwell Camp, South Africa, 6 February 1901, Sergeant William Bernard Traynor, 2nd Bn, Prince of Wales's Own ( West Yorkshire ) Regiment.
During the night attack on Bothwell Camp on the 6th February 1901, Sergeant Traynor jumped out of a trench and ran out under an extremely heavy fire to the assistance of a wounded man. While running out he was severely wounded, and being unable to carry the man by himself he called for assistance. Lance--Corporal Lintott at once came to him and between them they carried the wounded soldier into shelter.
William Traynor was invested with his Victoria Cross by Colonel Edward Stevenson Browne VC at the West Yorkshire Regimental Barracks, York, on the 2nd July 1902.
Iain Stewart, 12 April 2019