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VC431   William Job Maillard

BORN   10 March 1863

DIED   10 September 1903  AGE   40

VC Won   6 September 1898   AGE   35

Place VC Won   Customs House Garrison, Candia, Crete

War/Campaign  Crete

Name   William Job Maillard   No.    

VC Issue No.   431   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Surgeon

Rank End Of Career   Staff Surgeon

Place Of Birth   Banwell, Axbridge, Somerset, England

Place Of Death   Richmond Wood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Wimborne Road Cemetery, Landsdowne, Bournemouth, Dorset


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section V4, Grave 133S

Gazetted   2 December 1898

VC Presented   15 December 1898 by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Wimborne Road Cemetery, Landsdowne, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Plaque at Kingswood School, Bath, Somerset

By The Way…

Only VC awarded to a Naval medical officer and one of the few awarded whilst the country was not at war

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Many thanks to Kingswood School, Bath for providing photographs of the plaque, particular thanks go to Headmaster Simon Morris and school archivist Zoe Parsons