Walter Herbert James

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VC629   Walter Herbert James

BORN   13 November 1888

DIED   15 August 1958   AGE   69

VC Won  28 June & 2 July 1915  AGE   26

Place VC Won   Gully Ravine, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Walter Herbert James   No.      

VC Issue No.   629   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Worcestershire Regiment, 4th Battalion

Later   Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Ladywood, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   St Mary Abbot's Hospital, Kensington, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   West London Crematorium, Harrow Road, Kensal Green, London, England

Cremated   West London Crematorium, Kensal Green, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   20 August 1958

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   1 September 1915

VC Presented   15 January 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Memorial stone

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Walk of Heroes, Hall of Memory, Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Walk of Heroes, Hall of Memory, Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands


By The Way…

Walter James spent the last months of his life living as a recluse


VC Held By

Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

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