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VC1284    Ian Willoughby Bazalgette

Name   Ian Willoughby Bazalgette    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1284   Awards   VC   DFC

Regiment   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 635 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Acting Squadron Leader

Rank End Of Career   Acting Squadron Leader

Place Of Birth   Calgary General Hospital, Alberta, Canada

Place Of Death   Senantes, Oise, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Senantes Churchyard, 13 miles north-west of Beauvais, Oise, France


Date Buried/Cremated   8 October 1944

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Military Grave No. 1

Gazetted    17 August 1945

VC Presented   18 December 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Senantes Churchyard, 13 miles north-west of Beauvais, Oise, France

P  Named on War Memorial, New Malden, Surrey

P  Memorial Plaque, St Marys Church, Wimbeldon, South London

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

P  Memorial at St Mary's Church, Bexwell, Norfolk

P  Named on Memorial Plaque, by War Memorial, Downham Market, Norfolk

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Marker Stone at crash site, D167 to Bois Aubert, Senantes, Oise, France

P  Per Adua Ad Astra Memorial, University Avenue, Toronto, Canada

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

Painting at  Library, New Malden, Surrey

P  Bazalgette Road, New Malden, Surrey

P  Bazalgette Close, New Malden, Surrey

Bazalgette Drive, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Named on Memorial, International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Barrie Military Heritage Park, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

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

By The Way…

He was originally buried by local resistance near the crash site, but after liberation he was buried in the Churchyard he fought to avoid in his crippled plane

VC Held By

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



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BORN    19 October 1918

DIED  4 August 1944    AGE    25

VC Won   4 August 1944   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Trossy St Maximin, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War