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VC523   Maurice James Dease

BORN   28 September 1889

DIED   23 August 1914  AGE   24

VC Won   23 August 1914   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Mons, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Maurice James Dease  No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   523   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Royal Fusiliers, 4th Battalion, C Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Gaulstown, Coole, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Place Of Death   Nimy Bridge, Mons, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   St Symphorien Military Cemetery, 3 miles south east of Mons, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot V, Row B, Grave 2

Gazetted   16 November 1914

VC Presented   Registered post to his family on 11 January 1915


P  Headstone, St Symphorien Military Cemetery, 3 miles south east of Mons, Belgium

P  Named on South Woodchester War Memorial, Gloucestershire

P  Memorial in Catholic Officers' Association Roll of Honour, Westminster Cathedral, London

P  Memorial & portrait at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

P  Named on the Gainsborough Cross, Exton, Leicestershire

Named on memorial on Nimy Bridge, Mons, Belgium

P  Named on memorial headstone, Coole R.C. Churchyard, Coole, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

P  Named on memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on war memorial, St Tarcisus R.C. Church, Camberley, Surrey

Named on war memorial, Wimbeldon College Chapel, Edgehill, Wimbeldon, sth London

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Cross Of Sacrifice, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

Memorial Plaque, St Martin's Church, Culmullen, Co Meath, Ireland

By The Way…

Awarded the first posthumous Victoria Cross of The Great War

VC Held By

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (City of London) Museum, H M Tower of London, London, England



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Many thanks to David Knight of Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, for the photos of the memorial at the college

Thank you to J McKevitt & Ger O’Connor for photo of memorial headstone at Coole

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