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VC645   Percy Howard Hansen

BORN   26 October 1890

DIED   12 February 1951   AGE   60

VC Won   9 August 1915   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Hill 70 (Scimitar Hill), Yilghin Burnu, Sulva Bay sector, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Percy Howard Hansen   No.      

VC Issue No.   645   Awards   VC   DSO   MC

Regiment   Lincolnshire Regiment, 6th (Service) Battalion


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier

Place Of Birth   Durban, South Africa

Place Of Death   Copenhagen, Denmark

Buried/Location Ashes   Garnisons Kirkegaard (Garrison Churchyard), Dag Hammerskjolds Alle 10, Copenhagen, Denmark


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section R, Row K, Grave 3

Gazetted   1 October 1915

VC Presented   4 December 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Garnisons Kirkegaard (Garrison Churchyard), Dag Hammerskjolds Alle 10, Copenhagen, Denmark

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, The Castle, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, South Africa

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Born in South Africa to Danish parents, Percy Hansen became a British citizen while at school at Eton

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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