Cemeteries And Memorials Where Vc’S Are Buried Or Commemorated Not On The Western Front

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The purpose of this section of the website is to provide a guide and quick reference to those cemeteries and memorials where holders of the Victoria Cross are buried and commemorated. The Victoria Cross was instituted by Royal Warrant on 29th January 1856. The first act for which it was awarded occurred on 21st June 1854, when Mate (later Rear-Admiral) Charles Lucas threw a live shell into the seas to rescue his ship during a battle in the Baltic Sea. The latest award was posthumously to Sergeant Ian McKay, 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment who was killed in action during the Falklands War on 12 June 1982. A total of 1354 Victoria Crosses have been awarded including one to the American Unknown Warrior of the Great War who is buried in Arlington Cemetery. Three men have received bars to their Victoria Cross. Captain Noel Chavasse, Royal Army Medical Corps, won the Victoria Cross on the Somme in 1916 and during the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917 where he died of his wound; Surgeon-Captain Arthur Martin-Leake was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1902 for an act in the Boer War and Bar in 1914 near Ypres; Second Lieutenant Charles Upham won the Victoria Cross and Bar during campaigns in 1941 and 1942 in the Mediterranean (he was related to Noel Chavasse and died in 1995). In 1902 Edward VII approved the principle of the posthumous award and in 1911 George V authorised the award for the Indian Army.

Martin Hornby with Acknowledgement to Michael R. Scott.

More detail on the VC’s is available on the W.F.A. Military Fact Sheet No. 12

Name

Rank

Unit

Bde

Div

Cemetery - Memorial

Badlu Singh

Ressaider

14th Lancers (Scinde Horse) attd 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse), Indian Army

8 Ind Cav

1 Ind Cav

Heliopolis Memorial, Cairo

Boughey, S.H.P.

2 Lieutenant

1/4th Royal Scots Fusiliers

155

52

Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine

Bradford, G.N.

Lt-Cdr

HMS Iris II, RN

   

Blankenberge Communal, Belgium

Bromley, C.

T/Major

1st Lancashire Fusiliers

86

29

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

Brown, W.E., DCM & Bar

Sergeant

Royal Australian Infantry

   

Singapore Memorial

Burton, A.S.

Corporal

7th Btn, (Victoria), A.I.F.

2 Aust

1 Aust

Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

Butler, J.F.P., DSO

Captain

2nd King's Royal Rifle Corps attd Pioneer Coy Z, Gold Coast Regt, West African Frontier Force

   

Morogoro Cemetery, Tanzania

Carless, J.H.

Ord'y Seaman

HMS Caledon, RN

   

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Carter, H.A.

Major

101st Grenadiers attd 40th Pathans, Indian Army

   

St Erth Churchyard, Cornwall

Cookson, E.C., DSO

Lt/Cdr

HMS Comet, RN

   

Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Cornwell, J.T.

Boy, 1st Class

HMS Chester, RN

   

Manor Park Cemetery, London

Cowley, C.H.

Lt/Cdr

SS Julnar, RNVR

   

Basra Memorial, Iraq

Crisp, T., DSC

T/Skipper

HM Armed Smack Nelson, RNR

   

Chatham Naval Memorial

Dartnell, W.T.

T/Lieutenant

25th Royal Fusiliers

2 E Afr

1 E Afr

Voi Cemetery, Kenya

Doughty-Wylie, C.H.M., CB CMG

Lt /Colonel

Royal Welsh Fusiliers attd HQ Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

   

V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli

Drewry, G.L.

Lieutenant

HM Trawler William Jackson, RNR

   

City of London Cemetery,

Manor Park, London

Elliott-Cooper, N.B., DSO MC

T/Lt Colonel

Comd 8th Royal Fusiliers

36

12

Hamburg Cemetery, Germany

Finlay, D.

Sergeant

2nd Black Watch

21 Ind

7 Ind

Basra Memorial, Iraq

Firman, H.O.B.

Lieutenant

SS Julnar, RN

   

Basra Memorial, Iraq

Fynn, J.H.

Private

4th South Wales Borderers

40

13

Basra Memorial, Iraq

Gribble, J.R.

T/Captain

1st attd 10th Royal Warwickshires

57

19

Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany

Harrison, A.L.

Lt/Cdr

HMS Lion, RN

   

Zeebrugge Memorial, Belgium

Harvey, F.J.W.

Major

HMS Lion, Royal Marines Light Infantry

   

Chatham Naval Memorial

Harvey, N.

CQMS

Corps of Royal Engineers

109

36

Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel

Henderson, E.E.D.

T/Lt Colonel

North Staffordshires attd 7th Btn aatd & Comd 9th Royal Warwickshires

39

13

Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Horlock, E.G.

Bty-Sgt-Major

Royal Artillery Base Depot, Egypt

   

Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

Jones, L.W.

Commander

HMS Shark, RN

   

Kviberg Cemetery, Sweden

Jothan, E.

Captain

51st Sikhs (FF) attd North Waziristan Militia, Indian Army

28 Ind

10 Ind

Delhi Memorial, India

Keneally, W,

Sergeant

1st Lancashire Fusiliers

86

29

Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli

Kenna, P.A., DSO

Brig-General

T/Comd 2nd Mounted Division

3 Mtd

2 Mtd

Lala Baba Cemetery, Gallipoli

Lafone, A.M.

Major

1/1st County of London (Middlesex Hussars) Yeomanry

8 Mtd

Yeo Mtd

Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel

Liddell, J.A.

Captain

3rd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders & 7 Sqdn RFC

   

Basingstoke Old Cemetery

Lyall, G.T.

Colonel

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

   

Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt

Martineau, H.R.

Lieutenant

Transport Service, 1 Otago Regt, N.Z.E.F.

1 NZ

NZ

Dunedin, New Zealand

Maygar, L.C., DSO, VD

Lt Colonel

8th Australian Light Horse, A.I.F.

2 Aust LH

Imp Mtd

Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel

McKenzie, A.E.

Able Seaman

HMS Vindictive, RN

   

Camberwell (Forest Hill Road) Cemetery, London

McLeod, A.A.

2 Lieutenant

2 Sqdn RAF

   

Kildonan Cemetery, Winnipeg, Canada

McNair, E.A.

Captain

9th Royal Sussex & Staff

   

Staglieno Cemetery, Italy

McNamara, F.H. Lieutenant; No. 1 Squadron Australian Flying Corps A.I.F. St Joseph's Priory, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, UK

Milbanke, Sir J.P.

Lt Colonel

1/1st Nottingham Yeomanry

3 Mtd

2 Mtd

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

Needham, S.

Private

1/5th Bedfordshires

162

54

Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

O'Sullivan, G.R.

Captain

1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

87

29

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

Parslow, F.D.

Lieutenant

HM Horse Transport Anglo-Californian MM/RNR

   

Queenstown, Ireland

Pearse, S.G., MM

Sergeant

45th Royal Fusiliers

   

Archangel Allied Cemetery, Russia

Rhodes-Moorhouse, W.B.

Lieutenant

2 Sqdn RFC

   

Parnham House, Dorset

Roberts, (ltr Earl) F.S.

Field Marshall

Col Comd Royal Artillery & C in C Irish Guards

   

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Russell, J.F., MC

Captain

RAMC attd 1/6th Royal Welsh Fusiliers

158

53

Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel

Sanders, W.E., DSO

Lt/Cdr

HMS Prize, RNR

   

Plymouth Naval Memorial

Shout, A.J., MC

Captain

1st Btn, (NSW) A.I.F.

1 Aus

1 Aus

Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

Smith, A.V.

2 Lieutenant

1/5th East Lancashires

126

42

Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli

Smith, A.B.

T/Lieutenant

SS Otaki, RNR

   

Tower Hill Memorial, London

Somers, J.

Sergeant

Royal Army Service Corps

   

Tipperary, Ireland

Stubbs, F.E.

Sergeant

1st Lancashire Fusiliers

86

29

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

Tisdall, A.W.,

St C.

Sub-Lieutenant

Anson Btn, RNVR

2 RN

RN

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

Walford, G.N.

Captain

Brigade-Major, Royal Artillery

 

29

V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli

Ware, S.W.

Corporal

1st Seaforth Highlanders

19 Ind

7 Ind

Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Warneford, R.A.J.

Flight Sub-Lt

1 Sqdn RNAS, rn

   

Brompton Cemetery London

Watson, T.C.

Lt Colonel

Royal Engineers

   

Cremated London

Wheeler, G.G.M.

Major

7th Hariana Lancers, Indian Army

6 Ind Cav

Ind Cav in Mesop

Basra War Cemetery, Iraq

White, G.S.

Lt/Cdr

HM Submarine E14, RN

   

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Williams, W.C.

Able Seaman

HMS Hussar attd SS River Clyde, RN

   

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Yate, C.A.L.

Major

2nd K.O.Y.L.I.

13

5

Berlin South Western Cemetery, Germany

Youll, J.S.

T/2 Lieutenant

1st Northumberland Fusiliers attd 11th Btn

68

23

Giavera British Cemetery, Italy

Young, W.

Private

8th East Lancashires

112

37

Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery, Lancashire

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