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VC939   Walter Mills

Name   Walter Mills   No.  375499   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   939   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 1/10th Battalion, C Company

Later   Kings Regiment

Now   Duke of Lancaster Regiment

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   4 Wellesley Street, Oldham, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Givenchy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, Beuvry, 4 miles north-east of Bethune, Pas de Calais, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot V, Row C, Grave 2

Gazetted   13 February 1918

VC Presented   31 May 1918 by King George V at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Beckett's Park, Leeds to his widow

Memorials

P  Headstone, Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, Beuvry, 4 miles north-east of Bethune, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Church Square, Oldham, Lancashire

P  Victoria Cross Memorial Plaque, Church Terrace, Oldham, Lancashire


By The Way…

It has always been believed his Victoria Cross was buried with his Daughter


VC Held By

Buried with his Daughter

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BORN   20 June 1894

DIED   11 December 1917    AGE   23

VC Won   10-11 December 1917   AGE 23  

Place VC Won   Givenchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917