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VC1170 Eric Charles Twelves Wilson
Name Eric Charles Twelves Wilson No.
VC Issue No. 1170 Awards VC
Regiment East Surrey Regiment attached to the Somaliland Camel Corps, Vickers Machine Gun Company
Now Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
Rank VC Won Acting Captain
Rank End Of Career Lieutenant-Colonel
Place Of Birth Station Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Place Of Death
Buried/Location Ashes St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Stowell, Somerset, England
Headstone Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 14 October 1940
VC Presented 28 July 1942 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England
P Headstone, St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Stowell, Somerset, England
P Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey
P Named on Indian Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London
P Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Marlborough School, Wiltshire
By The Way…
He was gazetted as posthumous, presumed killed in action, but he was actually taken as a POW surviving severe wounds and acute malaria.
VC Held By
Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.
BORN 2 October 1912
DIED 23 December 2008 AGE
VC Won 11 - 15 August 1940 AGE 27
Place VC Won Observation Hill, Tug Argan Gap, British Somaliland
War/Campaign Second World War