(YP) Exactly 100 years on, Ripon Cathedral falls silent for #VictoriaCross hero Lt-Col Neville Bowes Elliott-Cooper

It was at 7am that the Germans came. Exactly a century later, a hush fell over Ripon Cathedral as they marked the enormity of what had happened, and the sacrifice of one soldier in particular. Lt-Col Neville Bowes Elliott-Cooper had been, on that morning of November 30, 1917, among the first to learn that the enemy had broken through the outpost line at Cambrai, on the Western Front….

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