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VC606   Garth Neville Walford

BORN   27 May 1882

DIED   26 April 1915   AGE   32

VC Won    26 April 1915   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Old Fort, Seddul Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Garth Neville Walford   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   606   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Frimley, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   Old Fort, Hill 141, Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

Buried/Location Ashes   V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Row O, Grave 1

Gazetted   23 June 1915

VC Presented   16 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, V Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey

P  Plaque in Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon

P  Brass plate on desk in Chagford Church, Devon

Name on War Memorial, Balliol College, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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

By The Way…

He was originally buried where he fell by the walls of Old Fort, Hill 141, Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

VC Held By

Not known



VC 605 VC 607
VC 605
VC 607

The First World War

Thank you to John and Judy Bartley for photos from Gallipoli