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VC1169    Jack Foreman Mantle

Name   Jack Foreman Mantle   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1169   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Acting Leading Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Acting Leading Seaman

Place Of Birth   Wandsworth, London, England

Place Of Death   Portland Harbour, Dorset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Portland Royal Naval Cemetery, Portland, Dorset, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.  Church of England Section, Grave 672

Gazetted    3 September 1940

VC Presented   21 June 1941 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents


P  Headstone, Portland Royal Naval Cemetery, Portland, Dorset, England

P  Named on War Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire

P  Memorial Plaque, Maritime Museum, Southampton, Hampshire (currently in storage)

Named on War Memorial, Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset

P  Plaque, display & HMS 'Foylebank' model at Nothe Fort, Museum of Coastal Defence, Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset

P  Named on VC & GC Memorial, Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

P  Named in Book of Remembrance, Crusaders Union, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

P  Mantle Court, Mapleton Road, Wandsworth, South London

P  Jack Mantle House, Barleycroft Road, Portland, Dorset

P  Mantle Gardens, Barne Barton, Plymouth, Devon

P  Jacks Corner Playground, Southampton, Hampshire

Memorial in the grounds of Portland Hospital, Dorset

P  Mantle Close, Gosport, Hampshire

By The Way…

The only Victoria Cross to be  awarded to the Navy for action on mainland Britain

VC Held By

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, on Loan



VC 1168 VC 1170
VC 1168
VC 1170

BORN    12 April 1917

DIED   4 July 1940   AGE   23

VC Won   4 July 1940    AGE    23

Place VC Won   Portland Harbour, Dorset, England

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War