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VC559   Frank Alexander De Pass

BORN   26 April 1887

DIED   25 November 1914   AGE   27

VC Won    24 November 1914   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Festubert, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Frank Alexander De Pass   No.   29074   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   559   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Indian Army, 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse

Later   17th Queen Victoria’s Own Poona Horse

Now   The Poona Horse, Indian army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   2 Lancaster Gate Terrace, Kensington, London, England

Place Of Death   France

Buried/Location Ashes   Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   7 December 1914

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot I, Row A, Grave 24

Gazetted   18 February 1915

VC Presented   Registered post to his father who was too ill to receive it in person


P  Headstone, Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on war memorial, Bevis Marks Synagogue, Bevis Marks, City of London

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

P  Name on War Memorial, Chapel, Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire

P  Brass memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

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

P  Name on regimental war memorial, St Mary’s Church, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra, India

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Embankment Gardens, Whitehall, London

By The Way…

He was the first Jewish soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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VC Ephemera

Thank you to Rusty Maclean at Rugby School