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VC1213    Adam Herbert Wakenshaw

Name   Adam Herbert Wakenshaw   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1213   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Durham Light Infantry, 9th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battlions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Duke Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

Place Of Death   South of Mersa Matruh, Egypt

Buried/Location Ashes   El Alamein War Cemetery, 80 miles west of Alexandria on the coast road, Egypt


Date Buried/Cremated   7 February 1943

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot XXXII, Row D, Grave 9

Gazetted    11 September 1942

VC Presented   3 March 1943, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, El Alamein War Cemetery, 80 miles west of Alexandria on the coast road, Egypt

Memorial Plaque, was at St Aloysius School, now at St Cuthberts High School, Gretna Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear

P  Memorial Stone, A Wakenshaw Junction, St James Boulevard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear

P  Memorial Window, St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear

P  Named on For Valour Stone, DLI Museum, now closed, Durham, Co Durham

P  Wakenshaw Road, Durham, Co Durham

By The Way…

VC Held By

Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads, Durham City, Co. Durham, England



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BORN    9 June 1914

DIED   27 June 1942   AGE   28

VC Won   27 June 1942    AGE    28

Place VC Won   South of Mersa Matruh, Egypt

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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