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VC1184    Malcolm David Wanklyn

Name   Malcolm David Wanklyn   No.      

VC Issue No.   1184   Awards   VC   DSO & 2 Bars

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant-Commander

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Commander

Place Of Birth   'The Hermitage', Alipore, Calcutta (overlooking Calcutta Zoo), India

Place Of Death   Aboard HMS 'Upholder' on her 25th patrol in the Gulf of Tripoli, Mediterranean Sea

Buried/Location Ashes   Lost at sea in the Gulf of Tripoli, Mediterranean Sea


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  Civilian Section

Gazetted    16 December 1941

VC Presented   3 March 1943 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Elspeth (Betty)


P  Named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (panel 61, column 3), Clarence Esplanade, Hampshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Meigle, Perthshire, Scotland

P  Named on War Memorial, Dartmouth & Britannia Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon

P  Named on Submarine Service Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Submarine Service Memorial Plaque, Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

By The Way…

The leading British submarine ace and most decorated of all Royal Navy personnel during the Second World War

VC Held By

Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand



VC 1183 VC 1185
VC 1183
VC 1185

BORN    28 June 1911

DIED   14 April 1942   AGE   30

VC Won   24 May 1941    AGE    29

Place VC Won   Off Sicily, Mediterranean Sea

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War