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VC1037    Daniel Marcus William Beak

Name   Daniel Marcus William Beak   No.      

VC Issue No.   1037   Awards   VC     DSO    MC & Bar

Regiment   Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 63rd Royal Naval Division, Drake Battalion



Rank VC Won    Temporary Commander

Rank End Of Career  Major-General

Place Of Birth   42 Kent Road, St Denys, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, Wiltshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   9 May 1967

Headstone   Unmarked Grave    Plot/Grave no.   St Gabriel's Avenue, Grave 222960

Gazetted   15 November 1918

VC Presented   6 December 1918 by King George V at Vincent Barracks, Valenciennes, France


P  Named on Wife's Memorial, Ayr Cemetery, Holmston Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

P  Memorial Plaque, War Memorial, The Promanard, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

During World War 2, he was General Officer Commanding Troops in Malta

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1036 VC 1038
VC 1036
VC 1038

BORN   27 July 1891

DIED   3 May 1967  AGE   75

VC Won   21, 25 August and 4 September 1918   AGE  27

Place VC Won   Logeast Wood, south of Bapaume, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War