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VC878   Hugh Colvin

Name   Hugh Colvin   No.      

VC Issue No.   878   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Cheshire Regiment, 9th Battalion, D Company


Now   1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Rosegrove, Burnley, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtonabbey, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   8 November 1917

VC Presented   28 November 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtonabbey, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland     

P  Memorial Floor Stone, Chester Cathedral, Chester, Cheshire

P  Memorial Chair, Chester Cathedral, Chester, Cheshire

Named on Memorial, War Memorial, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Blue Plaque, St Johns Court, Wordsworth Street, Burnley, Lancashire

By The Way…

In total he served 36 years in the army in two stints

VC Held By

Cheshire Regiment Museum, The Castle, Chester, Cheshire, England



VC 877 VC 879
VC 877
VC 879

The First World War

BORN   1 February 1887

DIED   16 September 1962   AGE   75

VC Won   20 September 1917   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Hessian Wood, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917