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VC1256    William Philip Sidney

Name   William Philip Sidney    No.      

VC Issue No.   1256   Awards   VC    KG   GCMG   GCVO

Regiment   Grenadier Guards, 5th Battalion



Rank VC Won    Temporary Major

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Major

Place Of Birth   Chelsea, West London, England

Place Of Death   Kent & Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   11 April 1991

Headstone   Vault     Plot/Grave no.   Family vault

Gazetted    30 March 1944

VC Presented   10 October 1944 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Family Tomb, St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, The Cloisters, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on Church Wardens Commemoration Board, St Stephens Church, Walbrook, London

P  Commemoration Plaque, Library, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

P  Sydney Road, Windsor, Berkshire

By The Way…

His father in law was 1091 Viscount Gort VC when he was presented with his VC ribbon on 03 March 1944 by General Alexander, the ribbon used was cut from his father-in-law's uniform

VC Held By

Held by Family



VC 1255 VC 1257
VC 1255
VC 1257

BORN    23 May 1909

DIED  5 April 1991   AGE    81

VC Won   7-8 February 1944   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Carroceto, Anzio, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War