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VC1287    The Right Honourable Sir Tasker Watkins

Name   The Right Honourable Sir Tasker Watkins    No.      

VC Issue No.   1287   Awards   VC   GBE

Regiment   Welch Regiment, 1/5th Battalion

Later    Royal Regiment of Wales

Now   2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   19 Shinrig Road, Nelson, Glamorgan, Wales

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes   


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    2 November 1944

VC Presented   8 March 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Statue, outside The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

Bust, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Regimental Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

Tasker Watkins House at Morfa TA Centre, Swansea, Wales

P  Blue Plaque, 122 Dagenham Avenue, Dagenham, East London

By The Way…

He was to become the Deputy Chief Justice of England 1988 – 1993 then President of the Welsh Rugby Union 1993-2004

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN    18 November 1918

DIED      AGE    

VC Won   16 August 1944   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Barfour, Battle of Falaise, Normandy, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War