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VC1295    John Daniel Baskeyfield

Name   John Daniel Baskeyfield    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1295   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion attached to the 1st Airborne Division

Later    Staffordshire Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment.

Rank VC Won   Lance-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Burslem, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   'Station Oosterbeek', Arnhem, Holland

Buried/Location Ashes    Interred as 'Unknown' at Arnhem Oosterbeek Military Cemetery (Plot 23, Row C, Grave 13), Holland (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    23 November 1944

VC Presented   17 July 1945 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, Daniel


P  Named on War Memorial, Arnham Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Hollend

P  Named on War Memorial, Tunstall Memorial Gardens,  Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

P  Bust in the Hartenstein Airborne Museum, Oosterbeek, Holland

P  Statue, Festival Park, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

P  Plaque & Tree at Site of Action, Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Holland

P  Memorial Plaque, by War Memorial,  Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

P  Baskeyfield VC Pimary School, NOW Saint Nathaniels Academy, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

P  Named on VC Memorial, Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Baskeyfield Place, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

P  Baskeyfield Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire

P  Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, North Yorkshire

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

By The Way…

VC Held By

Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment,  Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England



VC 1294 VC 1296
VC 1294
VC 1296

BORN    18 November 1922

DIED   20 September 1944   AGE    21

VC Won  20 September 1944  AGE   21

Place VC Won   Arnhem, Holland

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War