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VC836   Frank Bernard Wearne

Name   Frank Bernard Wearne   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   836   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Essex Regiment, 3rd Battalion attached to 11th Battalion, C Company


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Kensington, London, England

Place Of Death   East of Loos, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Loos Memorial to the Missing, Dud Corner Cemetery, Le Routoire, 2 miles north-west of Lens, Pas de Calais, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 85

Gazetted   2 August 1917

VC Presented   20 October 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, Frank


P  Named on Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery, France

P  Picture and Citatation, Bromsgrove School Library, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

P  Named on War Memorial, School Chapel, Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Marys Church, Worcester Park, Surrey

Named on War Memorial, Corpus Christi, Oxford, Oxfordshire

By The Way…

He started his war service in the Royal Fusiliers before getting a commission in the Essex Regiment

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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The First World War

BORN   1 March 1894

DIED   28 June 1917   AGE   23

VC Won   28 June 1917   AGE   23

Place VC Won   East of Loos, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

Thank you to the deputy headmaster at Bromsgrove School, for access to the Bromsgrove School war memorial