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VC1001   Robert Edward Cruickshank

Name   Robert Edward Cruickshank   No.   511828   

VC Issue No.   1001   Awards   VC    

Regiment   London Regiment, 2/14th (County of London) Battalion


Now   A Company, London Regiment, Army Reserve

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Place Of Death   At his home, 13 Cork Lane, Glen Parva, Blaby, Leicestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   All Saints Parish Church of Blaby, Church Street, off Sycamore Road, Blaby, Leicestershire, England

Cremated   Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   21 June 1918

VC Presented   24 October 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Named on War Memorial, Port Sunlight, Merseyside    N.B. He unveiled War Memorial

Memorial Plaque, School Quadrangle, Bancroft School, Woodford Green, Essex

By The Way…

He was a member of the Ancient Order of Druids

VC Held By

London Scottish Regimental Museum, RHQ, 95 Horseferry Road, London, England



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BORN   17 June 1888

DIED   30 August 1961  AGE   73

VC Won   1 May 1918   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Jordan, Palestine (now Israel)

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War