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VC1044    Samuel Forsyth

Name  Samuel Forsyth   No.   4/400   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1044   Awards   VC     

Regiment   New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Engineers attached to 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career  Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Wellington, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Grevillers, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont-Pys, 7 miles north east of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row 1, Grave 39

Gazetted   22 October 1918

VC Presented   23 November 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Mary


P  Headstone, Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont-Pys, 7 miles north east of Albert, Somme, France

Named on Family Headstone, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand

P  Named on Family Headstone, Compartment 2A, Linn Cemetery, Glasgow, Scotland

P  Named on Wifes Headstone, Knockbreda Cemetery, Church Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, N Ireland

Named on Commemorative Sundial, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand

Named on Memorial, Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

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

Forsyth Street, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand

By The Way…

In his early working life before the war, he was a Gold Miner

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN   26 May 1894

DIED   24 August 1918  AGE   27

VC Won   24 August 1918   AGE   

Place VC Won   Grevillers, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

VC Ephemera