kids encyclopedia robot

Bill Speakman facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bill Speakman
Bill Speakman VC.JPG
Private Bill Speakman in Korea
Born (1927-09-21)21 September 1927
Altrincham, Cheshire, England
Died 20 June 2018(2018-06-20) (aged 90)
London, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1945–1967
Rank Sergeant
Unit Black Watch
King's Own Scottish Borderers (att'h)
Special Air Service
Battles/wars Korean War
Malayan Emergency
Indonesian Confrontation
Aden Emergency
Awards Victoria Cross
Taegeuk Cordon of the Order of Military Merit (South Korea)

William Speakman-Pitt, VC (21 September 1927 – 20 June 2018), known as Bill Speakman, was a British Army soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was the first person to receive an honor from Queen Elizabeth II.

Speakman died on 20 June 2018, aged 90.

kids search engine
Bill Speakman Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.