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VC1293    David Samuel Anthony Lord

Name   David Samuel Anthony Lord    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1293   Awards   VC   DFC

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 271 Squadron



Rank VC Won   Flight Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Flight Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   St Mary's Avenue, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   North west of Arnhem, Holland

Buried/Location Ashes   Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Van Limburg Stirumweg, 4 miles west of Arnhem, Holland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 4, Row B, Grave 5

Gazetted    13 November 1945

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


P  Headstone, Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Van Limburg Stirumweg, 4 miles west of Arnhem, Holland

P  Memorial Window & Kneeler, All Saint's Church, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire

P  Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Wrexham

P  Memorial Plaque, St Marys R.C. Cathedral, Wrexham

Memorial, St Marys R.C. School, Wrexham

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

'David Lord VC' VC10 (XR810), RAF Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Lord Road, Pocklington, North Yorkshire

P  Lord Close, Canford, Bournemouth, Dorset

Lord Crescent, Swanton Morley, Norfolk

P  Llys David Lord, Wrexham

P  Memorial Plaque, Cilcen Grove, Wrexham

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

By The Way…

The announcement of award delayed as full story wasn't known until the only crewman to survive, Flight Lieutenant Harry King, was released as a POW camp in 1945

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC1292 VC 1294
VC 1294

BORN    18 October 1913

DIED   19 September 1944   AGE    30

VC Won  19 September 1944  AGE   30

Place VC Won   Arnhem, Holland

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War