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VC1297    Richard Henry Burton

Name   Richard Henry Burton    No.      

VC Issue No.   1297   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Duke of Wellington's Regiment

Later    1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

Place Of Death   Stracathro Hospital, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes    Kirriemuir Cemetery, Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   14 July 1993

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section NE, Lair 103

Gazetted    4 January 1945

VC Presented   2 February 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Kirriemuir Cemetery, Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland

Named on Corn Cross, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

P  Memorial Paving Stone, Town Square, Kirriemuir, Angus

Memorial Plaque, St Martins Church, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland

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

By The Way…

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1296 VC 1298
VC 1296
VC 1298

BORN    6 August 1915

DIED   11 July 1993   AGE    70

VC Won  8 October 1944  AGE   21

Place VC Won   Monte Ceco, near Bologna, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War