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VC578   Harry Daniels

BORN   13 December 1884

DIED   13 December 1953   AGE   69

VC Won    12 March 1915   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Neuve Chapelle, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Harry Daniels   No.   9665   

VC Issue No.   578   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 2nd Battalion, C Company

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Company Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Wymondham, Norfolk, England

Place Of Death   Ida and Robert Arthington Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Aldershot Cricket Club, Guildford Road, Hampshire, England

Cremated   Lawnswood Crematorium, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   19 December 1953

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 April 1915

VC Presented   15 May 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Leeds City Art Gallery, Centenary Square, Leeds, Yorkshire

Harry Daniels Close, Wymondham, Norfolk

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, By War Memorial, Town Green, Wymondham, Norfolk

By The Way…

Harry Daniels represented Great Britain in boxing at the 1920 Olympic Games at Antwerp and was reserve for the 1920 Modern Pentathalon Team

VC Held By

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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