Ivor Rees

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VC849   Ivor Rees

Name   Ivor Rees   No.   20002   

VC Issue No.   849   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South Wales Borderers, 11th Battalion

Later   Royal Regiment of Wales

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Company Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Union Street, Felinfoel, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Place Of Death   At his home, 5 Craddock Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes   Swansea Crematorium, Heol Pentre Felen, Morriston, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales

Cremated   Swansea Crematorium, Heol Pentre Felen, Morriston, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales

Date Buried/Cremated   14 March 1967

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Garden 5

Gazetted   14 September 1917

VC Presented   26 September 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Entry in Book of Remembrance, Swansea Crematorium, Heol Pentre Felen, Morriston, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Oak Panel, Havard Chapel, Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

P  Memorial Plaque, Llanelli Town Hall, Carmarthenshire, Wales

P  Memorial Plaque, Llanelli Town Hall Gardens, Carmarthenshire, Wales

P  Victoria Cross Honours Board,  Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys


By The Way…

After the War he worked for the Llanelli Public Health Department for 38 years


VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales

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BORN   18 October 1893

DIED   11 March 1967   AGE   73

VC Won   31 July 1917   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Pilckem, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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