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VC1254    Alec George Horwood

Name   Alec George Horwood    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1254   Awards   VC    DCM

Regiment   Queens Royal Regiment, 1/6th Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment


Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Deptford, South London, England

Place Of Death   Near Kyauchaw, Burma (now Myanmar)

Buried/Location Ashes   No Known Grave Named on Rangoon Memorial, Burma (now Myanmar)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    30 March 1944

VC Presented   5 December 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Rangoon Memorial (face 4), 20 miles north of Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar)

P  Named on War Memorial, Yeovil, Somerset

P  Named on Shopping Centre Mural, Lewisham, South London

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, By War Memorial, High Street South, Lewisham, South London

By The Way…

Captured on the retreat to Dunkirk, he and a few men escaped, trying to get home they found a rowing boat along the coast and rowed to Dunkirk, then caught one of the last boats to leave the beach

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN    6 January 1914

DIED  20 January 1944   AGE    30

VC Won   18 January 1944   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Kyauchaw, Arakan, Burma (now Myanmar)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War