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VC1266    Richard Wakeford

Name   Richard Wakeford    No.      

VC Issue No.   1266   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Hampshire Regiment, 2/4th Battalion

Later    Royal Hampshire Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won    Temporary Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Kensington, West London, England

Place Of Death   Leatherhead, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Randalls Park Crematorium, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, England

Cremated   Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Randalls Road, Surrey, England

Date Buried/Cremated   1 September 1972

Headstone    Ashes     Plot/Grave no.   Rose Garden BN.7, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted    13 July 1944

VC Presented   12 December 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Plaque at site of ashes in Rose Garden BN & Memorial Plaque, Graden of Remembrance, Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Surrey     %                

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Hampshire Regimental Museum, Serle's House, Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire     %  

P  Wakefords Park, Church Crookham, Hampshire    %


By The Way…

He wanted to be a Surgeon, but the war came along and interrupted his studies, due to injuries to his hand he couldn't fulfil his ambition


VC Held By

Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, Haberdashers Hall, London

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BORN    23 July 1921

DIED  27 August 1972   AGE    51

VC Won   13 May 1944   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Rapido River, Cassino, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War