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VC1239    Wilwood Alexander Sandys-Clarke

Name   Wilwood Alexander Sandys-Clarke   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1239   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Later    Queen's Lancashire Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   3 Saunders Street, Southport, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Guirat el Atach, Tunisia

Buried/Location Ashes   Massicault War Cemetery, near Borj-el-Amri, south-west of Tunis, Tunisia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot V, Row B, Grave 1

Gazetted    29 June 1943

VC Presented   14 June 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Massicault War Cemetery, near Borj-el-Amri, south-west of Tunis, Tunisia

P  Named on Family Grave, Little Bollington Churchyard, Lymm, Cheshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Blackburn Road, Egerton, Lancashire

Named on Lectern at Preston Parish Church, Lancashire

Named on War Memorial, Uppingham School, Rutland

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, School Chapel, Uppingham School, Rutland

P  Named on War Memorial, Southport, Lancashire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Garden of Remembrance, Southport, Lancashire

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BORN    8 June 1919

DIED   23 April 1943   AGE    23

VC Won   23 April 1943   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Guirat el Atach, Tunisia

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War