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VC1099    Henry Tandey

Name   Henry Tandey     No.      

VC Issue No.   1099   Awards   VC   DCM   MM

Regiment   Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, 5th Battalion

Later   Duke of Wellington's Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Livery Street, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 7 Loudon Avenue, Coundon, Coventry, Wawickshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Marcoing British Cemetery, Nord, France

Cremated   Canley Crematorium, Charter Avenue, Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   23 December 1977

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Site of VC action

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented   17 December 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Blue Plaque, Kenliworth Street, Regent Hotel, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

P  Named on Freeman of the Borough Board, Town Hall, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

P  Henry Tandy Court, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

P  Memorial Plaque, On War Memorial, Memorial Park, Coventry, West Midlands

P  Memorial Plaque, Stanley Hollis VC Statue, Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, by War Memorial, Euston Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

By The Way…

In the late 1930s a story was circulated, that Henry Tandey could have killed Adolf Hitler in 1918, the story started with Adolf Hitler himself, later to be found untrue

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



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BORN   15 March 1891

DIED   20 December 1977  AGE   86

VC Won   28 September 1918   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Marcoing, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

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