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VC823   Tom Dresser

Name   Tom Dresser   No.   24297   

VC Issue No.   823   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 7th Battalion, D Company

Later   Green Howards

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

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Westgate, Pickering, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 63 Errol Street, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Thorntree Cemetery, Conway Drive, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England


Date Buried/Cremated   15 April 1982

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   RC Section, Grave 1901

Gazetted   27 June 1917

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


P  Headstone, Thorntree Cemetery, Conway Drive, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Town Hall, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

P  Dresser Close, Richmond, North Yorkshire

By The Way…

He was presented with the Victoria Cross on his 25th birthday

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   21 July 1892

DIED   9 April 1982   AGE   89

VC Won   12 May 1917   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Near Roeux, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917