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VC1170    Eric Charles Twelves Wilson

Name   Eric Charles Twelves Wilson   No.     

VC Issue No.   1170   Awards   VC   

Regiment   East Surrey Regiment attached to the Somaliland Camel Corps, Vickers Machine Gun Company


Now   Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won    Acting Captain

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Station Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Stowell, Somerset, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    14 October 1940

VC Presented   28 July 1942 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Stowell, Somerset, England

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

P  Named on Indian Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Marlborough School, Wiltshire

By The Way…

He was gazetted as posthumous, presumed killed in action, but he was actually taken as a POW surviving severe wounds and acute malaria.

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1169 VC 1171
VC 1169
VC 1171

BORN    2 October 1912

DIED   23 December 2008   AGE   

VC Won   11 - 15 August 1940    AGE    27

Place VC Won   Observation Hill, Tug Argan Gap, British Somaliland

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War