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VC1070    George Prowse


Name   George Prowse    No.      

VC Issue No.   1070   Awards   VC   DCM  

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



Rank VC Won   Chief Petty Officer

Rank End Of Career   Chief Petty Officer

Place Of Birth   Gilfach Goch, Glamorgan, Wales

Place Of Death   Cambrai Road, near Arleux, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Arleux, Pas de Calais, France (where he fell as the body was not recovered)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   30 October 1918

VC Presented   17 July 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Sarah


P  Named on Vis-en-Artois Memorial to the Missing (Panels 1), Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt,  Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on War Memorial, St Peters Churchyard, Camerton, Somerset

P  Named on War Memorial, Mumbles Road, Swansea, West Glamogan, Wales

P  Plaque at Place of Birth, 133 High Street, Gilfach Goch, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Community Council Grounds, High Street, Gilfach Goch, Mid Glamorgan

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Barrie Military Heritage Park, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, at War Memorial, Richmond-upon-Thames, West London

By The Way…

He was the last VC to be awarded the blue Naval ribbon to his Victoria Cross

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1069 VC 1071
VC 1069
VC 1071

BORN   29 July 1886

DIED   27 September 1956  AGE   32

VC Won   2 September 1918   AGE   32

Place VC Won  Pronville, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War