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VC1028    Ferdinand Maurice Felix West

Name   Ferdinand Maurice Felix West   No.      

VC Issue No.   1028   Awards   VC     MC   CBE

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 8 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Captain

Rank End Of Career   Air Commodore

Place Of Birth   Princes Square, Paddington, London, England

Place Of Death   Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Holy Trinity Churchyard, Sunningdale, Berkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   8 November 1918

VC Presented   1 March 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Holy Trinity Churchyard, Sunningdale, Berkshire, England

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

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London

P  Information Board, Batchelors Park, Windsor, Berkshire

By The Way…

Last survivor of the First World War air VC recipients, passing away in 1988 aged 92

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



VC 1027 VC 1029
VC 1027
VC 1029

BORN   29 January 1896

DIED   7 July 1988  AGE   92

VC Won   10 August 1918   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Over Roye, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War