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VC1034    Thomas Dinesen

Name   Thomas Dinesen   No.   2075467   

VC Issue No.   1034   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Quebec Regiment, 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), C Company



Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career  Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Rungsted, Copenhagen, Denmark

Place Of Death   At his home, Leerbaek, Jutland, Denmark

Buried/Location Ashes   Horsholm Cemetery, Rungsted, near Kobenhavn, Denmark


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 October 1918

VC Presented   13 December 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Horsholm Cemetery, Rungsted, near Kobenhavn, Denmark

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

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

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Churchill Park, Copenhagen, Denmark

P  VC Obelisk, Military Heritage Park, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

His sister, Karen, Baroness Blixen, under the name of Isak Dinesen wrote the book 'Out of Africa' based on her life in Kenya

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1033 VC 1035
VC 1033
VC 1035

BORN   9 August 1892

DIED   10 March 1979  AGE   86

VC Won   12 August 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Parvilles, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War