I was scanning the announcements column of the Daily Telegraph when I saw an entry for Guardsman Edward Charlton VC Irish Guards placed by his brother Alwyn. Looking up Guardsman Charlton VC I saw he was killed on the same day as Captain Ian Liddell VC Coldstream Guards, April 21st 1945. Edward Charlton was 24 Ian Liddell was 25. Four coincidences struck me, both were awarded the Victoria Cross, both were Guardsmen, both were killed on the same day and both are buried in Becklingen War Cemetery. Seems appropriate on St.Georges Day to remember two exceedingly valiant young men. At least for a minute or two.