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VC1224    Frederick Thornton Peters

Name   Frederick Thornton Peters   No.      

VC Issue No.   1224   Awards   VC   DSO   DSC & bar

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Acting Captain

Rank End Of Career   Acting Captain

Place Of Birth   Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Place Of Death   Plymouth Harbour breakwater, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Lost at sea off Plymouth Harbour, Devon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    18 May 1943

VC Presented   No presentation


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

P  Illumiated Citation, Memorial Hall, Bedford School, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Cross Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Plaque at Trail Royal Canadian Legion Post, British Columbia, Canada

Mount Peters, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

By The Way…

CO of special agent school at Hertford from August 1940 to July 1941, amongst his students were the infamous traitors Kim Philby and Guy Burgess

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1223 VC 1225
VC 1223
VC 1225

BORN    17 September 1889

DIED   13 November 1942   AGE    53

VC Won   8 November 1942    AGE   53

Place VC Won   Oran Harbour, Algeria

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War