FIRST World War hero Sergeant Albert Egerton VC, who spent his final days in Blythe Bridge, is to have a specially- designed paving stone laid in his memory.
Sergeant Egerton was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery during the Third Battle Battle of Ypres.
He was buried with a fully military guard of honour at St Peter's Church, Forsbrook, in 1966.
Sergeant Egerton was just 19- years-old, and a corporal with the Sherwood Forresters, when his act of courage on the battlefields of Belgium on September 20, 1917, led to gaining the highest honour bestowed on a British or Commonwealth soldier.
Sergeant Egerton went on to serve with the Home Guard during the Second World War.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Sherwood Forresters Museum in Nottingham Castle.
A total of 454 VC recipients from the 'Great War' VC will have commemorative paving stones installed in their home town to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict next year.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: "Laying paving stones to mark these Victoria Cross heroes will ensure there is a permanent memorial to all the fallen who fought for their country."
It is thought the paving stone in honour of Sergeant Baskeyfield will be laid at his birthplace, Longton.
John Sneddon, chairman of the North Staffordshire branch of the Western Association, would prefer to see a different form of memorial.
He said: "Most of the houses they (VC holders) lived in have been demolished, so there is nowhere to put up the traditional blue plaque."
The Victoria Cross was introduced by Queen Victoria in 1856 to honour acts of bravery during the Crimean War (1853- 1856).