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VC717   Stewart Walter Loudoun-Shand

BORN   8 October 1879

DIED   1 July 1916   AGE   36

VC Won   1 July 1916   AGE   36

Place VC Won   North of Fricourt, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Stewart Walter Loudoun-Shand   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   717   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 10th Battalion

Later   Green Howards

Now   2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Disbanded, July 2012

Rank VC Won   Temporary Major

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Major

Place Of Birth   Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)

Place Of Death   Near Queen's Redoubt, north of Fricourt, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Norfolk Cemetery, Bercordel-Becourt, 3 miles east of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row C, Grave 77

Gazetted   9 September 1916

VC Presented   31 March 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Norfolk Cemetery, Bercordel-Becourt, 3 miles east of Albert, Somme, France

P  Named On Family Headstone, West Norwood Cemetery, S.E.London

P  Named On War Memorial, Dulwich College, Dulwich, S.E.London

P  Named On War Memorial, Outside St Stephens Church, Sydnham Hill, Dulwich, S.E.London

P  Named On War Memorial, All Saints Church, Freshwater, Isle Of Wight

P  Named On County War Memorial, St Nicholas Chapel, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle Of Wight

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

By The Way…

Born in Sri Lanka, his Father was a Tea Planter, he himself was a Tea Merchant before the war

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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