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VC1267    Francis Arthur Jefferson

Name   Francis Arthur Jefferson    No.      

VC Issue No.   1267   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    Fusilier

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Sunderland Terrace, Ulverston, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Bolton Infirmary, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Wellington Barracks, Bury, Lancashire, England

Cremated   Overdale Crematorium, Bolton, Lancashire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Plaque     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    13 July 1944

VC Presented   12 December 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Plaque at West Garden 1DR, Garden of Remembrance, Overdale Crematorium, Bolton, Lancashire

Entry in Book of Remembrance at Overdale Crematorium, Bolton, Lancashire

P  Memorial Plaque, at Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Lancashire

P  Jefferson Street, Ulverston, Lancashire

By The Way…

Whilst in a deep depression after his VC was stolen, he threw himself under a train

VC Held By

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Wellington Barracks, Bury, Lancashire, England



VC 1266 VC 1268
VC 1266
VC 1268

BORN    18 August 1921

DIED  4 September 1982   AGE    61

VC Won   16 May 1944   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Monte Cassino, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War