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VC810   David Philip Hirsch

Name   David Philip Hirsch   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   810   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 4th Battalion, Y Company

Later   Green Howards

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

Rank VC Won   Acting Captain

Rank End Of Career   Acting Captain

Place Of Birth   Weetwood Grove, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Near Wancourt, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Arras Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   14 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, Harry and Edith


P  Named on Arras Memorial to the Missing (bay 5), Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Far Headingley, Leeds, North Yorkshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Unitarian Chapel, Mill Hill, Leeds, North Yorkshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Cetenary Square, Leeds, North Yorkshire

Memorial Plaque, Swimming Pool of old Regents Theological College, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire

Named on War Memorial, Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds, West Yorkshire

P  Road, Hirsch Close, Nantwich, Cheshire

By The Way…

A Swimming Pool was built in his memory at his former school, Willaston School, it was paid for by his parents

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   28 December 1896

DIED   23 April 1917   AGE   20

VC Won   23 April 1917   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Near Wancourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917