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VC1117    Frank Lester

Name   Frank Lester    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1117   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 10th Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   West View, Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Place Of Death   Neuvilly, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Neuvilly Communal Cemetery & Extension, Nord, 3 miles north of Le Cateau, Nord, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Row B, Grave 15

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented  22 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, John & Ellen


P  Headstone, Neuvilly Communal Cemetery & Extension, Nord, 3 miles north of Le Cateau, Nord, France

P  Named on Family Headstone, Hoylake Graveyard, Trinity Road, Hoylake, Wirral

P  Named on Hoylake & West Kirby War Memorial, Hoylake, Wirral

Marble Plaque, United Reformed Church, Hoylake, Wirral

Named on War Memorial, Holy Cross Church, Woodchurch, Wirral

Memorial Plaque, St Barts Church, Thutrstaston, Wirral

P  Named on War Memorial, outside St Barts Church, Thutrstaston, Wirral

Oak plaque, Evangelical Church, Hoylake, Wirral

Memorial Plaque, Methodist Church, Mill Hill Road, Irby, Wirral

P  Ring of Remembrance (L'Anneau de la Mémoire), Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, France

P  Named on Boys Brigade Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Wirral Victoria Cross Memorial, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirrel

Blue Plaque, Millers Hay, Irby, Wirrel

By The Way…

The nickname for the Lancashire Fusiliers is The Minden Boys, after the Battle of Minden in 1759, during the Seven Years War

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1116 VC 1118
VC 1116
VC 1118

BORN   18 February 1896

DIED   12 October 1918   AGE   22

VC Won   12 October 1918    AGE    22

Place VC Won   Neuvilly, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War