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VC1040    George Onions

Name  George Onions   No.   63514   

VC Issue No.   1040   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Devonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Devonshire & Dorset Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career  Major

Place Of Birth   Bilston, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   Edgbaston Hospital, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Quinton Cemetery, Halesowen Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, England


Date Buried/Cremated   6 April 1944

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section 6, Grave 7364

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented   13 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Quinton Cemetery, Halesowen Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, Bilston, West Midlands

By The Way…

His mother, Amy S Onions (nee Skemp) was a descendant of Jan Ridd, the hero of Lorna Doone

VC Held By

Devon & Dorset Regimental Museum, The Keep, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, England



VC 1039 VC 1041
VC 1039
VC 1041

BORN   2 March 1883

DIED   2 April 1944  AGE   61

VC Won   22 August 1918   AGE   35

Place VC Won   South of Achiet-le-petit, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War