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VC1285    Sidney Bates

Name   Sidney Bates    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1285   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Norfolk Regiment

Later    

Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won    Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Camberwell, South London, England

Place Of Death   Near Sourdeval, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, Calvados, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot XX, Row E, Grave 19

Gazetted    2 November 1944

VC Presented   26 March 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, Calvados, France

P  Memorial at Site of Action, Pavee, Normandy, France

P  Named on Victoria Cross Plaque at Brittania Court, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk

P  Memorial Bench, Camberwell Green, Camberwell, South London

P  Bates Green Health Centre, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk

P  Bates Green, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk


By The Way…

His father was a rag and bone man from Camberwell, Sarf London


VC Held By

Royal Norfolk Regiment Museum, Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, England

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BORN    14 June 1921

DIED  8 August 1944    AGE    23

VC Won   6 August 1944   AGE   23

Place VC Won   near Sourdeval, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War