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VC681   Richard Bell-Davies

BORN   19 May 1886

DIED   26 February 1966   AGE   79

VC Won   19 November 1915   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Ferrijik Juction, Bulgaria

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Richard Bell-Davies   No.      

VC Issue No.   681   Awards   VC   CB   DSO   AFC

Regiment   Royal Navy, No. 3 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service


Now   Royal Navy

Rank VC Won   Squadron Commander

Rank End Of Career   Vice Admiral

Place Of Birth   3 Topstone Road (changed to 3 Nevern Place, 1907), Earl's Court, Kensington, London, England

Place Of Death   Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Buried at sea from the Admiral's launch off the Nab Tower (viewable from West Channel), Hampshire, England

Cremated   South Stoneham Crematorium, Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   3 March 1966

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   1 January 1916

VC Presented   15 April 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named on VC Memorial, St Bartholomews Church, Yeovilton, Somerset

P  Bell Davies Road, Fareham, Hampshire

P  Bell Davies Drive, Manston, Kent

P  Bell Davies Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex

P  Named on VC Memorial, Royal Naval & Royal Aalbert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

By The Way…

He joined the Navy at the age of fifteen and spent forty years in the senior service

VC Held By

Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, England



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