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VC1287    The Right Honourable Sir Tasker Watkins

Name   The Right Honourable Sir Tasker Watkins    No.      

VC Issue No.   1287   Awards   VC   GBE

Regiment   Welch Regiment, 1/5th Battalion

Later    Royal Regiment of Wales

Now   2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   19 Shinrig Road, Nelson, Glamorgan, Wales

Place Of Death   Cardiff

Buried/Location Ashes   

Cremated   Thornhill Crematorium, Thornhill Road, Cardiff

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone         Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    2 November 1944

VC Presented   8 March 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Statue, outside The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

Bust, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Regimental Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

Tasker Watkins House at Morfa TA Centre, Swansea, Wales

P  Blue Plaque, 122 Dagenham Avenue, Dagenham, East London

P  Memorial Plaque on floor, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Glamorgan

P  Blue Plaque, St Andrews High Street, Llandaff, Cardiff, Glamorgan

P  Portrait, Cardiff & County Club, Westgate Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan

P  Taskers Bar, Middle Temple, City of London

P  WRU Presidents Board, Principality Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan

P  Plaque, Infantry Battle School, Brecon, Powys, Wales

P  Memorial Board and Taskers Corner, Glamorgan Wanderers RFC, Memorial Ground, Stirling Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan

P  Tasker Road, Nelson, South Glamorgan

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

By The Way…

He was to become the Deputy Chief Justice of England 1988 – 1993 then President of the Welsh Rugby Union 1993-2004

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN    18 November 1918

DIED  9th September 2007    AGE    88

VC Won   16 August 1944   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Barfour, Battle of Falaise, Normandy, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War