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VC1260    Cyril Joe Barton

Name   Cyril Joe Barton    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1260   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 578 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Pilot Officer

Rank End Of Career   Pilot Officer

Place Of Birth   Elveden, Suffolk, England

Place Of Death   Ryhope, Co. Durham, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Bonner Hill Road Cemetery, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   6 April 1944

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Class C Consecrated Section, Section L, Grave 6700

Gazetted    27 June 1944

VC Presented   5 December 1944 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, 24 October 1944, Viceroy Lord Wavell, Red Fort, New Delhi, India

P  Named on War memorial,  New Malden, Surrey

P  Named on War Memorial, Surbiton, Surrey

P  Named on War Memorial, Ryhope, Co Durham

P  Named on VC RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Memorial Plaque, Selby Abbey, Selby, South Yorkshire

Named on Memorial, Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Burn, South Yorkshire

Portrait,  New Malden Library, Surrey

P  Barton Green, New Malden, Surrey

P  Barton Hall, New Malden, Surrey

P  Barton Court, Whitkirk, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Barton Park Estate, Ryhope, Co Durham

By The Way…

A committed Christian with strong Christian beliefs, he made the decision to join the RAF in 1941

VC Held By

Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, England



VC 1259 VC 1261
VC 1259
VC 1261

BORN    5 June 1921

DIED  31 March 1944   AGE    22

VC Won   30 March 1944   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Nuremburg raid, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War