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VC1012   Edward Mannock

Name   Edward Mannock   No.      

VC Issue No.   1011   Awards   VC    DSO & 2 Bar

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 85 Squadron, A Flight



Rank VC Won    Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Preston Cavalry Barracks, Brighton, East Sussex, England

Place Of Death   Lillers, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, body discovered near Pacaut, possibly Mannock and buried in a grave marked 'A British Airman' at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Arras Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot III, Row F, Grave 12

Gazetted   18 July 1918

VC Presented   16 November 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, Edward


P  Named on Arras Memorial to the Missing (bay 1), Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Named on War Memorial, St Mary the Virgin Church, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

P  Memorial Plaque,  South Aisle, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

P  Plaque, 183 Mill Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Christchurch Gate, Canterbury, Kent

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, St Clement Dane's Church, The Aldwych, London

P  Named on For Valour Board, Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent

P  Mannock Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Mannock Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

P  Mannock Road, Dartford, Kent

P  Mannock Road, Tangmere, West Sussex

P  Mannock Way, Woodley, Reading

Mannock Road, Wood Green, North London

By The Way…

Before the war he was a Telephone Engineer

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1011 VC 1013
VC 1011
VC 1013

BORN   24 May 1897

DIED   26 July 1918  AGE   31

VC Won   17 June 1918   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Near Asiago, Italy

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War