Christopher Bushell

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VC960   Christopher Bushell

Name   Christopher Bushell   No.     

VC Issue No.   960   Awards   VC    DSO

Regiment   Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment commanding 7th (Service) Battalion

Later   The Queens Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment      

Rank VC Won    Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Hinderton Lodge, Neston, Wirral, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   South of Morlencourt, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Querrieu British Cemetery, 9 miles south-west of Albert, Somme, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row E, Grave 6

Gazetted   3 May 1918

VC Presented   11 or 13 May 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Querrieu British Cemetery, 9 miles south-west of Albert, Somme, France

P  Named on War Memorial,  Parish Church of St Margaret of Antioch, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover, Kent

Name on War Memorial, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Gregory & St Martn's Church, Wye, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, School Chapel, Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Mary & St Helen's Church, Neston, Cheshire

P  Memorial Plaque, St Mary & St Helen's Church, Neston, Cheshire

P  Named on Memorial Plaque, Church, Bishopbourne, Kent

Bushell Road, Neston, Cheshire

P  Christopher Bushell Road, Ashford, Kent


By The Way…

The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, was founded in 1661, and was the second most senior line Regiment in the British Army


VC Held By

Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum, Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, England

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BORN   31 October 1888

DIED   8 August 1918  AGE   29

VC Won   23 March 1918   AGE   29

Place VC Won   North of Tergnier, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War