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VC992   Norman Augustus Finch

Name    Norman Augustus Finch  No.      

VC Issue No.   992   Awards   VC    MSM

Regiment   Royal Marine Artillery


Now   The Royal Marines

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant and Quartermaster

Place Of Birth   42 Nineveh Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   South Stoneham Crematorium, Stoneham Cemetery Road, Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Cremated   Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Hampshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   21 March 1966

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Section 3, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   23 July 1918

VC Presented   31 July 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Stone, Sint Donaaskerk Church, Sint Donaaskerkstraat, Zeebrugge, Belgium

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Centenery Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

Finch House, Old Royal Marine Barracks, Eastney, Hampshire

P  Finch Mews, Deal, Kent

P  Finch Road, Eastney, Hampshire

By The Way…

In 1931, he was appointed as a Yeoman of the Guard, serving into the 1960's

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



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BORN     26 December 1890

DIED   15 March 1966  AGE   75

VC Won   22-23 April 1918   AGE   27

Place VC Won    Zeebrugge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War