Frederick Birks

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VC876   Frederick Birks

Name   Frederick Birks   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   876   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Regiment, 6th (Victoria) Battalion, AIF

Later   

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Lane End, Buckley, Flintshire, Wales

Place Of Death   Red Line, Glencorse Wood, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, 2 miles south-east of Ypres, Belgium

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row G, Grave 45

Gazetted   8 November 1917

VC Presented   19 December 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his brother, Samuel

Memorials

P  Headstone, Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, 2 miles south-east of Ypres, Belgium

Named on Roll of Honour, Panel 46, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Family Grave, St Matthews Churchyard, Buckley, Flintshire, Wales

P  Stone Memorial, St Matthew's Churchyard, Buckley, Flintshire, Wales

Memorial Plaque, St Matthew's Church, Buckley, Flintshire, Wales

Named on War Memorial, Mill Lane, Buckley, Flintshire, Wales

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Display, Hall of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Memorial, Royal British Legion Club, Buckley, Flintshire, Wales

Blue Plaque, Garden Cottage, Lane End, Buckley, Flintshire, Wales


By The Way…

He emigrated from Wales, just before the war to Australia, enlisting in August into the AIF


VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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BORN   16 August 1894

DIED   21 September 1917   AGE   23

VC Won   20 September 1917   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Glencorse Wood, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917