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VC924   George William Burdett Clare

Name   George William Burdett Clare   No.   6657   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   924   Awards   VC    

Regiment   5th  (Royal Irish) Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   the Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career  Private

Place Of Birth   St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England

Place Of Death   Bourlon Wood, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, Louveral Military Cemetery, Doignies, 8 miles east of Bapaume, Nord, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 1

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   2 March 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents


P  Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France

P  Named on  War Memorial, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

P  Memorial Window, St Peter's & St Paul's Church. Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

P  Clare Street, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

P  George Clare Doctors Surgery, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

By The Way…

Anchor Street renamed Clare Street in his honour, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

VC Held By

Queen's Royal Lancers Regiment Museum, Thoesby Park, Nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire



VC 923 VC 925
VC 923
VC 925

The First World War

BORN   18 May 1889

DIED   29 November 1917    AGE   28

VC Won   28-29 November 1917   AGE  28

Place VC Won   Bourlon Wood, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917