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VC650   Wilbur Taylor Dartnell

BORN   6 April 1885

DIED   3 September 1915   AGE   30

VC Won   3 September 1915   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Maktau, British East Africa, now Kenya

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Wilbur Taylor Dartnell   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   650   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment, 25th (Service) Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Fitzroy, near Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia

Place Of Death   Near Maktau, Kenya

Buried/Location Ashes   Voi Cemetery, Kenya, Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot V, Row B or D, Grave 1 or 18

Gazetted   23 December 1915

VC Presented   7 October 1916 by Governor-General of Australia, Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson at Federal Government House, Melbourne, Australia to his widow, Elizabeth Edith


Headstone, Voi Cemetery, Kenya, Africa

P  Name on war memorial in foyer at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Named on Caulfield War Memorial, Melbourne, Victoria

Dartnell Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Display, Hall of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named On Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Born William Thomas changed to Wilbur Taylor on 23 September 1914

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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