was 21 years old when he won his VC at Beaumetz on March 23, 1918, during the German spring offensive.
With orders to hold on in face of heavy attacks, the Germans broke through, but Gribble and his company would not yield and sent back a runner to say he would stay until ordered to retire.
By his courage and determination the Germans were unable to obtain mastery of the ridge for some hours, and the rest of his brigade was able to withdraw.
Gribble himself was wounded and taken prisoner and died in Germany of pneumonia on November 24, 1918, before he could be repatriated. He is commemorated on the War Memorial at Long Bredy in Dorset.
Tandey was born in Leamington in 1891 and won the VC on September 28, 1918, at the Battle of Marcoing in France.
When his platoon was halted by heavy machine-gun fire Pte Tandey crawled forward to locate the gun post and led a Lewis gun team to destroy it.
He then rebuilt a plank bridge crossing a canal, again under a hail of bullets.
Later that evening he and eight comrades were surrounded by Germans.
Although badly wounded, Tandey led a bayonet charge so fierce that 37 of the enemy were driven into the hands of his company.
He was also awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal and was mentioned for gallantry five times in dispatches.
He may also infamously have spared Adolf Hitler’s life when he came face-toface with the future Nazi dictator in battle, but chose not to shoot.
Tandey moved to Coventry after leaving the army in 1926 and died in the city in 1977, aged 86. He was cremated at Canley and his ashes were buried in Masnieres British Cemetery in Marcoing.
Amey was born in Birmingham in 1881 and was a 37-year-old lance-corporal when he took part in an attack on Landrecies in order to secure the bridgehead on the Sambre on November 4, 1918.
Due to fog many hostile machine-gun nests were missed by the leading troops.
Under heavy fire, Amey led his section against a machine gun nest, drove the garrison into a neighbouring farm and finally captured about 50 prisoners and several machine guns.
He then attacked a machine-gun post in a farm-house, killed two of the garrison and drove the remainder into a cellar until assistance arrived, and later rushed a strongly-held post, capturing 25 prisoners.
Amey was demobbed as a corporal in 1919 and lived in Leamington until his death at the age of 59 in 1940. He is buried at Leamington Cemetery.
Knox was born in Nuneaton and won the VC on March 22, 1918, at Tugny, when he was entrusted with the demolition of 12 bridges.
He successfully carried out the task, but in the case of one steel girder bridge the time fuse failed to act. Without hesitation he ran to the bridge under heavy fire, tore away the time fuse and lit the instantaneous fuse.
He died in Nuneaton in 1943 when he lost control of his motorcycle on ice on Tuttle Hill and is buried in Witherley churchyard.