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VC1189    Geoffrey Charles Tasker Keyes

Name   Geoffrey Charles Tasker Keyes   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1189   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Royal Scots Greys, Royal Armoured Corps, 11th Scottish Commando


Now   The Royal Scots Greys

Rank VC Won    Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Aberdour, Fife, Scotland

Place Of Death   Sidi Rafa, Libya

Buried/Location Ashes   Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.  Plot VII, Row D, Grave 5

Gazetted    19 June 1942

VC Presented   12 December 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya

P  Original Cross & Memorial Plaque, St Mary's Church, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on VC Memorial, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on his Father's Memorial, St Jame's Cemetery, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, Panel 13, House of Lords, Westminster, London

P  Memorial Plaque, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland

P  Named on his Fathers Memorial Plaque at St Paul's Cathedral, London

P  Named on War Memorial, Kings Mead School Memorial Garden, Kings Mead Lane, Seaford, East Sussex

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

Named on MCC Honours Board, Lords Cricket Ground, St Johns Wood, West London

P  Named on Commando Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Royal Scots Greys Memorial, Memorial Gardens, Princes Street, Edinburgh

By The Way…

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1188 VC 1190
VC 1188
VC 1190

BORN    18 May 1917

DIED   18 November 1941   AGE   24

VC Won   17-18 November 1941   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Beda Littoria, Libya

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War

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