Victoria Cross Inscriptions

This page is predominantly about VC plaques and Memorial Inscriptions that I have seen, mostly on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Tower Hill Merchant Navy Memorial and elsewhere. The majority though are from the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, The Arras Memorial to the Missing and the Menin Gate Memorial  which came to me courtesy of Mark Green.  Images of those memorials are courtesy of Ralph McLean. 

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United Kingdom (1)
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United Kingdom (3)
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Elsewhere
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Victoria Cross
Plaques
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Inscriptions
The George Cross
The George Cross

Memorial in Lewisham
Plaque inside the Municipal Offices in Walsall, Staffordshire.
Plaque inside the Municipal Offices in Walsall, Staffordshire.
Daniel Marcus William Beak VC, DSO, MC 27/07/1891 - 03/05/1967 Cheltenham War Memorial
Daniel Marcus William Beak VC, DSO, MC
27/07/1891 – 03/05/1967
Cheltenham War Memorial
Pavilion interior
The inside of the Commonwealth Gate pavilion dome is inscribed with the names of  74 Victoria and George Cross  recipients. There are 23 VC recipients from World War I listed, 12 GC recipients from World War II, and 39 VC recipients from World War II.
Frederick Parslow VC, 14/01/1856 - 04/07/1915, Cobh Old Church Cemetery, Plaque at Tower Hill MN Memorial
Frederick  Daniel Parslow VC.
14/01/1856 – 04/07/1915
Cobh Old Church Cemetery, Ireland
Mentioned on Tower Hill MN Memorial
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL 
Geoffrey Saxton White VC, 02/07/1886 - 28/01/1918, Lost at sea.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial. panel 28 column 3
Geoffrey Saxton White VC.

 02/07/1886 – 28/01/1918
Lost at sea.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 28 column 3

John Wallace Linton VC, DSO, DSC 15/10/1905 - 23/03/1943 KIA Maddalena Harbour, Italy Portsmouth Naval Memorial  panel 72 column 3
John Wallace Linton VC, DSO, DSC
15/10/1905 – 23/03/1943
Killed in action: Maddalena Harbour, Italy
Portsmouth Naval Memorial panel 72 column 3

Frederick Thornton Peters VC, DSO, DSC 17/09/1889 -  13/11/1942 Lost at Sea. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel  61 column 3
Frederick Thornton Peters VC, DSO, DSC
17/09/1889 – 13/11/1942
Body lost at Sea.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 61 column 3

Alfred Edward Sephton VC 19/04/1911  - 19/05/1941 Body lost or destroyed.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46 column 2
Alfred Edward Sephton VC
19/04/1911 – 19/05/1941
Body lost or destroyed.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 46 column 2
Gerard Broadmead Roope VC 13/03/1905 - 08/04/1940 Body lost at sea.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36 column 3
Gerard Broadmead Roope VC
13/03/1905 – 08/04/1940
Body lost at sea.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36 column 3
William Charles Williams VC 15/09/1880 -  25/04/1915 No known grave.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial panel 8 column 1
William Charles Williams VC
15/09/1880 – 25/04/1915
No known grave.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial panel 8 column 1
OLDHAM WAR MEMORIAL 
James Kirk VC
(27/01/1897 – 04/11/1918
Ors Communal Cemetery, Ors, France
Mentioned on Oldham War Memorial
Walter Mills VC 22/06/1894 - 11/12/1917 Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, France Mentioned on Oldham War Memorial
Walter Mills VC
22/06/1894 – 11/12/1917
Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, France
Mentioned on Oldham War Memorial

Hampshire Regiment VC Plaque
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING 
William Mariner VC. 29/05/1882 - 01/07/1916 Thiepval Memorial France. Pier 13, Face A-B
William Mariner VC
29/05/1882 – 01/07/1916
Thiepval Memorial France. Pier 13, Face A-B
Alexander Young VC. 27/01/1873 - 19/10/1916 Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier 4, Face C
Alexander Young VC
27/01/1873 – 19/10/1916
Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier 4, Face C
Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson VC 29/06/1894 - 05/07/1916 Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier 11, Face A
Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson VC
29/06/1894 – 05/07/1916
Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier 11, Face A
Geoffrey St George Shillington Cather VC 11/10/1890 - 02/07/1916 Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier & Face 15A
Geoffrey St George Shillington Cather VC
11/10/1890 – 02/07/1916
Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 15A
William Frederick "Billy" McFadzean VC 09/10/1895 - 01/07/1916 Thiepval Memorial, France Pier 15, Face A/B
William Frederick “Billy” McFadzean VC
09/10/1895 – 01/07/1916
Thiepval Memorial, France Pier 15, Face A/B
Eric Norman Frankland Bell VC 28/08/1895 - 01/07/1916 Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 4D/5B
Eric Norman Frankland Bell VC
28/08/1895 – 01/07/1916
Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 4D/5B
MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING
John Franks Vallentin VC. 14/05/1882 - 07/11/1914 Ypres Memorial. Panel 35 No known grave
John Franks Vallentin VC.
14/05/1882 – 07/11/1914
No known grave. Listed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 35

Dennis George Wyldbore Hewitt VC
18/12/1897 – 31/07/1917
No known grave. Listed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 35

Sidney Clayton Woodroffe VC
17/12/1895 – 30/07/1915
No known grave. Listed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 46/48/50
Hugh McDonald McKenzie VC, DCM
05/12/1885 – 30/10/1917
No known grave. Listed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 35

Frederick Fisher VC
03/08/1894 – 23/04/1915
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 24/26/28/30

Charles Fitzclarence VC
08/05/1865 – 02/11/1914
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 3

Frederick Hall VC
08/02/1885 – 24/04/1915
No known grave. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 24 – 30 

Edward Warner VC
18/11/1883 – 02/05/1915
No known grave. Listed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Panel 31-33
ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING

Ernest Frederick Beal VC
27/01/1885 – 22/03/1918
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 5
Bernard Matthew Cassidy VC
17/08/1892 –  28/03/1918
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 5

Alexander Edwards VC
04/11/1885 – 24/03/1918
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 8
 
John Erskine VC
13/01/1894 – 14/04/1917
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 6
 John “Jack” Harrison VC, MC
12/11/1890 – 03/05/1917
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 4 and 5

Lanoe George Hawker VC, DSO.
0/12/1890 – 23/11/1916
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Flying Memorial, France. 
David Philip Hirsch VC
28/12/1896 – 23/04/1917
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 5

Basil Arthur Horsfall VC
04/10/1887 – 21/03/1918
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 6

George Jarratt VC
20/07/1891 – 03/05/1917
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 3

Richard Basil Brandram Jones VC
30/04/1897 – 21/05/1916
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 13

Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock VC, DSO**, MC*
24/05/1887 – 26/07/1918
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 1

Oliver Cyril Spencer Watson VC, DSO
07/09/1876 – 28/03/1918
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7

Albert White VC
01/12/1892 – 19/05/1917
No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial, France. Bay 6
PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
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James MacKenzie VC
02/04/1889 – 19/12/1914
No Known grave. Listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 1.

Thomas Tannatt Pryce VC, MC*
17/01/1886 – 13/04/1918
No Known grave. Listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 1.

William Hackett VC
11/06/1873 – 27/06/1916
On Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1
 

© DRW 2016-2017. Created 23/07/2016. Inscription Images on this page from Thiepval Memorial, Menin Gate and the Arras Memorial are courtesy of Mark Green. Portsmouth Naval Memorial inscriptions added 11/09/2016. Fixed text inconsistencies and linked some images to full pages. 26,27/02/2017 – 02/03/2017. Added new content 28/05/2017. Special thanks to Ralph McLean and the South African War Graves Project who supplied images of the memorials

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