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VC1234    Eric Anderson

Name   Eric Anderson   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1234   Awards   VC   

Regiment   East Yorkshire Regiment, 5th Battalion

Later   Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire  

Now   1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Fagley, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Wadi Akarit, Tunisia

Buried/Location Ashes   Sfax War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Tunis, Tunisia

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row C, Grave 14

Gazetted    29 July 1943

VC Presented   28 October 1943, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Headstone, Sfax War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Tunis, Tunisia

P  Memorial Plaque, Bradford Cathedral, West Yorkshire

Named on War Memorial, St Lukes Church, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Memorial Plaque, Thornbury Primary School, Dick Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Memorial Plaque, St John's United Reform Church, Fagley Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire


By The Way…



VC Held By

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum, 3 Tower Street, York, Yorkshire, England

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BORN    15 September 1915

DIED   6 April 1943   AGE    27

VC Won   6 April 1943   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Wadi Akarit, Tunisia

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War