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VC1164    Richard Wallace Annand

Name   Richard Wallace Annand   No.     

VC Issue No.   1164   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   South Shields, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   University Hospital of North Durham, Co. Durham

Buried/Location Ashes   St Cuthberts Churchyard, North Road, Durham, Co. Durham, England


Date Buried/Cremated   5 January 2005

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    23 August 1940

VC Presented   3 September 1940 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Site of Ashes, DLI Memorial Garden, Durham Cathedral, Co Durham

P  Named on For Valour Stone, site of DLI Museum, Durham, Co Durham

Bronze Statue, Town Hall, South Shields, Co Durham

Bust, Town Hall, Durham, Co Durham

P  Commemorative Plaque at Site of Action, River Dyle, Gastuche, Beldium

P  Annand Road, Durham, Co Durham

By The Way…

He was a founder member of the British Association for the Hard of Hearing, now Hearing Concern

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1163 VC 1165
VC 1163
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BORN    5 November 1914

DIED   24 December 2004   AGE   90

VC Won   15/16 May 1940    AGE    25

Place VC Won   River Dyle, Belgium

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War