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VC1131    Frederick William Hedges

Name   Frederick William Hedges   No.      

VC Issue No.   1131   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Bedfordshire Regiment attached to 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, C Company


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won    T/Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   T/Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Umballa, India

Place Of Death   At his home, 60 Duchy Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Yorkshire, England

Cremated   Stonefall Crematorium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   2 June 1954

Headstone   Ashes     Plot/Grave no.   Ashes removed by family

Gazetted    31 January 1919

VC Presented  15 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Civic Centre, Hounslow, West London

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

By The Way…

He took his own life, shortly after the anniversary of his only sons death

VC Held By

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment, Luton Museum, Wardown Park, Luton, Bedfordshire, England



VC 1130 VC 1132
VC 1130
VC 1132

BORN   6 June 1886

DIED   29 May 1954   AGE   67

VC Won   24 October 1918    AGE    32

Place VC Won   N. E. of Bousies, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War