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VC635   John Aiden Liddell

BORN   3 August 1888

DIED   31 August 1915   AGE   27

VC Won   31 July 1915   AGE   26

Place VC Won   La Panne, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   John Aiden Liddell   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   635   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Flying Corps, No. 7 Squadron, A Flight


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Benwell Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

Place Of Death   Hospital at La Panne, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Basingstoke Old Cemetery, Chapel Hill, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   4 September 1915

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section E, Grave 2257-8

Gazetted   23 August 1915

VC Presented   16 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, John


P  Headstone, Basingstoke Old Cemetery, Chapel Hill, Hampshire

P  Named on Sherfield-on-Loddon War Memorial, Hampshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, St Clement Danes, London

P  Plaque, Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling, Scotland

Named On War Memorial, Stoneyhurst College, Lanchashire

P  Named on war memorial, St Tarcisus RC church, Camberley, Surrey

Plaque in Scottish Naval Military Residence, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Named on war memorial, Chapel Passage, Balliol College, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Liddell Close, Harrow, NW London

RE5 2457's propeller tip, VC citation on silver plate, copy of diary & letters in the Department of Documents at Imperial War Museum, Kennington, London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Village Green, Sherfield-on-Lodden, Hampshire

P  Named on Roll of Honour, St Lawrence Church, Sherfield-on-Lodden, Hampshire

By The Way…

He won a 1st class honours degree at Balliol College, reading zoology

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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