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VC816   James Welch

Name   James Welch   No.   8763   

VC Issue No.   816   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, B Company

Later    Royal Gloucester Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lance Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Stratfield Saye, near Silchester, north of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 80 Pinehurst Park, West Moors, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   North Cemetery, Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Cremated   Bournemouth Crematorium, Strouden Avenue, Dorset, England

Date Buried/Cremated   4 July 1978

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section F9 - 18, family grave

Gazetted   27 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, North Cemetery, Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

By The Way…

The nickname for the Royal Berkshire Regiment was the Biscuit Boys, named as the Barracks was near the Huntley & Palmer Biscuit Factory, suppliers of biscuits for the British Army

VC Held By

Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment Museum, The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   7 July 1889

DIED   28 June 1978   AGE   88

VC Won   29 April 1917   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Near Oppy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917