John Spencer Dunville

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VC835   John Spencer Dunville

Name   John Spencer Dunville   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   835   Awards   VC   

Regiment   1st Royal Dragoons

Later   

Now   Blues & Royals

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   46 Portland Place, Marylebone, London, England

Place Of Death   Casualty Clearing Station near Epehy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, 6 miles north-east of Peronne, Somme, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Row A, Grave 21

Gazetted   2 August 1917

VC Presented   29 August 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, Flight Commander John Dunville, Royal Naval Air Service

Memorials

P  Headstone, Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, 6 miles north-east of Peronne, Somme, France

Named on Family Headstone, Priory Churchyard, Holywood Abbey, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Memorial Plaque & Memorial Window,  St Mary's Church of Ireland Church, Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Named on  War Memorial, Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Pulpit, Garrison Church, Palace Barracks, Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland

P  Named on War Memorial, Eaton College, Windsor, Berkshire

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

Named on War Memorial, Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


By The Way…

His Mother Violet Dunville, made provision in her will for a wreath to be laid at the Holywood War Memorial, every Armistice Day, the Dunville Wreath is still laid to this day


VC Held By

Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London

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BORN   7 May 1896

DIED   26 June 1917   AGE   21

VC Won   24-25 June 1917   AGE   21

Place VC Won   North of St. Quentin, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917