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VC1203    Sir Anthony Cecil Capel Miers

Name   Sir Anthony Cecil Capel Miers   No.      

VC Issue No.   1203   Awards   VC   KBE   CB   DSO & bar

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Commander

Rank End Of Career   Rear Admiral

Place Of Birth   Birchwood, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

Place Of Death   Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.   Roman Catholic Section, Grave 35

Gazetted    7 July 1942

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


P  Headstone, Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

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

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial Board, Dining Hall, Wellington School, Berkshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Great School, Wellington School, Berkshire

P  Miers Close, Barne Barton, Plymouth, Devon

By The Way…

He earned the nickname Gamp because he used to use an umbrella in the conning tower of his submarine, Gamp being a slang word for umbrella back in the day

VC Held By

I.W.M. /Lord Ashcroft Collection



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BORN    11 November 1906

DIED   4 March 1942   AGE   78

VC Won   16 February 1942    AGE    35

Place VC Won   Corfu Harbour, Ionian Sea, HM Submarine 'Torbay'

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War