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VC634   Sidney Clayton Woodroffe

BORN   17 December 1895

DIED   30 July 1915   AGE   19

VC Won   30 July 1915   AGE   19

Place VC Won   Hooge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Sidney Clayton Woodroffe   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   634   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 8th Battalion

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Lewes, Sussex, England

Place Of Death   Near 'Old Bond Street' trench, Zouave Wood, Hooge, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres, Belgium (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Panel 46, Column 3

Gazetted   6 September 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, Henry Long and Clara


P  Named on Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

P  Named on war memorial,  All Saints Church, Western Road, Branksome Park, Dorset

P  Named on Rifle Brigade Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire

P  Named on war memorial, Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Library, Styles Field, Lewes, East Sussex

By The Way…

One of four brothers, three of the brothers died in the war

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 633 VC 635
VC 633
VC 635

The First World War

Thank you to Terry Rogers, honorary archivist at Marlborough

VC Ephemera