Click below for full citation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on Digg Share via e-mail Print
 Home A-Z Index Number Search Contact Us

VC1342    Philip Kenneth Edward Curtis

Name   Philip Kenneth Edward Curtis    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1342   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry attached to 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, A Company, No. 1 Platoon

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England

Place Of Death   Castle Hill, Imjin River, Korea

Buried/Location Ashes    United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea


Date Buried/Cremated   June 1951

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Area 33 Row 10 Grave 9 (Grave no. 1809)

Gazetted    1 December 1953

VC Presented   6 July 1954 by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Florence, daughter, Susan and mother-in-law, Beatrice Haynes



VC 1341 VC 1343
VC 1341
VC 1343

BORN    7 July 1926

DIED   23 April 1951   AGE    24

VC Won  22-23 April 1951  AGE   24

Place VC Won   Castle Hill, near the Imjin River, Korea

War/Campaign   Korean War


Headstone, United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

P  Named on National Memorial of Remembrance, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Scottish Korean War Memorial, between Bathgate & Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland

Memorial Plaque, Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth, Devon

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Memorial Plaque from former School, Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Museum, Bodmin, Cornwall

P  Curtis Street,  Devonport, Devon

By The Way…

VC Held By

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall, England

Korean War