Edward Felix Baxter

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VC698   Edward Felix Baxter

BORN   18 September 1885

DIED   18 April 1916   AGE   30

VC Won   17-18 April 1916   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Near Blairville, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Edward Felix Baxter   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   698   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1/8th (Liverpool Irish) Battalion

Later   King’s Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Thornleigh, 35 Hagley Road, Old Swinford, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   Near Blairville, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Fillievres British Cemetery, 8 miles south-east of Hesdin, Pas de Calais, FrancePas de Calais, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Row A, Grave 10

Gazetted   26 September 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow

Memorials

P  Headstone, Fillievres British Cemetery, 8 miles south-east of Hesdin, Pas de Calais, FrancePas de Calais, France

Named on war memorial Liverpool Town Hall, Liverpool

P  Named on war memorial outside St Marys Church, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

P  Named on war memorial, Christ Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex


By The Way…

Before the war he took part in the 1910 Isle of Man TT Race but failed to finish the course


VC Held By

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

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