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VC1020   Harold Auten

Name   Harold Auten   No.      

VC Issue No.   1020   Awards   VC     DSC

Regiment   Royal Naval Reserve



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Commander

Place Of Birth   Leatherhead, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   General Hospital, Bushkill, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA

Buried/Location Ashes   Sandhill Cemetery, Bushkill, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave    Plot/Grave no.   Steele family plot

Gazetted   14 September 1918

VC Presented   18 September 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Sandhill Cemetery, Bushkill, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Lewisham Civic Centre, South London

P  Named on Mural, Lewisham Shopping Centre, Lewisham, South London

St John's Catholic Church, Bushkill, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA  is now a visitor centre.

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, By War Memorial, High Street South, Lewisham, South London

By The Way…

After the war he was involved in the film industry with the Rank Organisation and United Artists

VC Held By

Royal Naval Museum, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



VC 1019 VC 1021
VC 1019
VC 1021

BORN   22 August 1891

DIED   3 October 1964  AGE   73

VC Won   30 July 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   English Channel

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

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