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VC1206    Augustus Charles Newman

Name   Augustus Charles Newman   No.      

VC Issue No.   1206   Awards   VC   OBE   TD

Regiment   Essex Regiment attached to No. 2 Commando


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Backhurst Hill, Chigwell, Essex, England

Place Of Death   Sandwich, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Barham Crematorium, Kent, England

Cremated   Barham Crematorium, Kent, England

Date Buried/Cremated   2 May 1972

Headstone   Ashes     Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance (by the beech tree, lost in 1987 gales, now referred to as rear of Tulip Tree)

Gazetted    19 June 1945

VC Presented   11 December 1945 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Operation Chariot Memorial, Church Street Car Park, Falmouth, Cornwall

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

P  Named on Essex Regiment Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Memorial Plaque, Garrison Church, Warley, Essex

Memorial Plaque, Bancrofts School, Woodford Green, Essex

By The Way…

It was while as a POW in France he was spoken to by the Captain of the German ship who fought the action with 1205 Thomas Durrant, who recommended that Thomas be put forward for the highest honour

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN    19 August 1904

DIED   26 April 1972   AGE   62

VC Won   27 March 1942    AGE    37

Place VC Won   St Nazaire Harbour, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War