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VC1283    Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire

Name   Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire    No.      

VC Issue No.   1283   Awards   VC   OM   DSO & 2 Bars   DFC

Regiment   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve



Rank VC Won    Group-Captain

Rank End Of Career   Group-Captain

Place Of Birth   Chester, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   Sue Ryder Home, Cavendish, Suffolk, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Cavendish Churchyard, near Sudbury, Suffolk, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    8 September 1944

VC Presented   13 November 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Cavendish Churchyard, near Sudbury, Suffolk, England

P  Memorial Plaque, St Mary the Virgin, Cavendish, Suffolk

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

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Plaque at George Gale & Co. Ltd Brewery, Horndean, Hampshire

Blue Plaque, 65 Hoole Road, Chester, Cheshire

P  Cheshire Gardens, Tangmere, West Sussex

Cheshire Close, Fareham, Hampshire

P  Cheshire Road, Innsworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

P  Cheshire Lane, Witham-St-Hughes, Lincolnshire

Leonard Cheshire Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Leonard Cheshire Close, Amesbury,  Wiltshire

Leonard Cheshire Drive, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Statue/Bust, In Grounds, Stowe School, Stowe, Buckinghamshire

P  Leonard Cheshire Close, Heanor, Derbyshire

P  Victoria Cross Roll of Honour, Union Jack Club, Waterloo, Southwark, London

By The Way…

He established the Leonard Cheshire Foundation Homes "to provide effective and efficient community-based services to disabled people that respond to their preferences" with over 300 homes worldwide

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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BORN    7 September 1917

DIED  31 July 1992    AGE    74

VC Won   June 1940-July 1944   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Flying duties 1940 - 1944

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War