Alfred Wilcox VC commemoration
Now 103 years ago, Aston man Alfred Wilcox was awarded the Victoria Cross.
At 12.30pm the Rifles Regiment will lead a short commemorative event at his memorial in the churchyard. There will be a short ceremony to celebrate the life and achievements of Alfred Wilcox VC an Aston man who is buried in the churchyard. The event will be led by Colonel MD Coulon TD, MCGI, the Rifles representative Colonel for Birmingham. The Rifles being the successors of Alfred’s own regiment the “Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (43rd & 52nd). Inside the church there will be a display about Alfred Wilcox and his family. Alfred was awarded the VC on 12 September 1918 for an action at Loos in France.
Date & Time
Sun 12 Sept | 12.15pm–5.30pm
Please arrive at 12.15pm for the 12.30pm event
Aston Parish Church, Witton Lane, B6 6QA
Booking not required
The church has excellent road and public transport access. It is located between the Aston Expressway (A38(M) and Villa Park. Look out for the large spire Parking – On the site, street parking in Witton Lane and Trinity Road. Parking is also available at Aston Hall. Park your coach in Witton Lane at the bus lay-by alongside the park. Public Transport – Rail and Bus to Aston Station, walk along Grosvenor Road and look for the church spire. The 11 outer circle bus.