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VC533   Frederick Luke

BORN   29 September 1895

DIED   12 March 1983  AGE   87

VC Won   25 August  1914   AGE   18

Place VC Won   Le Cateau, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Frederick Luke  No.  71787

VC Issue No.   533   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery, 37th Howitzer (H) Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Driver

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Lockerley, near West Tytherley, Romsey, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   At his daughter's home, 597 Castlemilk Road, Croftfoot, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Linn Crematorium, Lainshaw Drive, Glasgow, Scotland

Cremated   Linn Crematorium, Lainshaw Drive, Glasgow, Scotland

Date Buried/Cremated   15 March 1983

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   25 November 1914

VC Presented   1 December 1914 by King George V in the field at Locon, France


P  Featured in a VC display at the Royal British Legion, Endless Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Butts Green Hall, Lockerley, Hampshire

By The Way…

When he died he had held the Victoria Cross for 69 years

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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