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VC746   William Leefe-Robinson

Name   William Leefe-Robinson   No.      

VC Issue No.   746   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Flying Corps, No. 39 Squadron & Worcestershire Regiment


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Kaima Betta, Tollideta, South Coorg, near Mercara, India

Place Of Death   At his home, Lavender Cottage, Gordon Avenue, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   All Saints Church Cemetery Extension, Elms Road, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   3 January 1919

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   South East Section

Gazetted   5 September 1916

VC Presented   8 September 1916, King George V, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, All Saints Church Cemetery Extension, Elms Road, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, England

P  Named On RAF Victoria Cross Memorial,  St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

Memorial plaque in Mercara Memorial Plaque, St Marks Anglican Church, Coorg District, India

P  Memorial Obelisk,  On East Ridgeway, Cuffley, Hertfordshire

Victoria Cross Memorial,  St Bees School, Cumbria

Named On War Memorial, Dragon School, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Named On Regimental Memorial, Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst, Camberlet, Surrey

P  The Leefe Robinson Restaurant, Stanmore, N.W. London

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

By The Way…

The 1st Victoria Cross to be earned in the United Kingdom

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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The First World War

BORN   14 July 1895

DIED   31 December 1918   AGE   23

VC Won   2-3 September 1916   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

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