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VC974   Gordon Muriel Flowerdew

Name   Gordon Muriel Flowerdew   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   974   Awards   VC    

Regiment    Lord Strathcona's Horse, C Squadron, CEF



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Billingford Hall, Billingford, near Scole, Norfolk, England

Place Of Death   Field hospital near Moreuil, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, 11 miles south-west of Amiens, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

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

Gazetted   24 April 1918

VC Presented   29 June 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Hannah


P  Headstone, Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, 11 miles south-west of Amiens, Somme, France

P  Original Wooden Grave Marker & Citation, Framlingham College Chapel, Suffolk

P  Named on War Memorial, St Leonard's Church, Billingford, Norfolk

By The Way…

He emigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1903 and it was here he enlisted into Lord Stathcona's Horse at the outbreak of war

VC Held By

Owned by Framlingham College Loaned to Imperial War Museum Collection



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BORN   2 January 1885

DIED   31 March 1918  AGE   33

VC Won   30 March 1918   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Bois de Moreuil, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War