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VC1135    William McNally

Name   William McNally   No.      

VC Issue No.   1135   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 8th (Service) Battalion, B Company

Later   Green Howards

Now   2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   12 Bude Square, Murton, near Seaham, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 12 Bude Square, Murton, Co. Durham, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Tyne & Wear Crematorium, Hylton Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England

Cremated   Tyne & Wear Crematorium, Hylton Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England

Date Buried/Cremated   9 January 1976

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted    14 December 1918

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


Community Hall named in his honour in Murton, Co. Durham

P  Memorial Plaque, Murton Park, Murton, Co. Durham

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

P  McNally Place, Durham, Co Durham

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Murton Park, Murton, Co Durham

By The Way…

William McNally was a man of Murton, Co Durham, where he was born, schooled, lived, worked and died, only leaving for his war service

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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VC 1134
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BORN   16 December 1894

DIED   5 January 1976   AGE   81

VC Won   27 and 29 October 1918    

AGE    23

Place VC Won   Piave & Varzola, Italy

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War