Name:  Hollis, Stanley Elton
Date of birth: September 21st, 1912 (Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, Great Britain)
Date of death:  February 8th, 1972 (Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, Great Britain)
Nationality:  British
Rank: Company Sergeant-Major
Unit: 6th. Battalion, The Green Howards, British Army
Awarded on: October 10th, 1944
Awarded for: Operation Overlord
Action: During the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944 Company Sergeant-Major Hollis together with an officer advanced in the direction of two German pillboxes that formed a thread to the British troops. He managed to capture the two pillboxes and took a total of 31 prisoners. During the heaviest fighting of that day Sergeant Major-Hollis was always present, many times endangering his own life. Mainly through his brave actions his company managed to capture their targets and by doing so he prevented many of his comrades for unnecessary danger.
Details: Company Sergeant-Major Hollis was awarded the only Victoria Cross during the Normandy landings.
Company Sergeant-Major Hollis Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at the Green Howards Museum, Richmond, Yorkshire, Great Britain.
Stanley Elton Hollis is buried at the Acklam Cemetery, Middlesbrough, Great Britain.
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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