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VC837   Samuel Frickleton

Name   Samuel Frickleton   No.   6/2133   

VC Issue No.   837   Awards   VC   

Regiment   New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 3rd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Hutt Hospital, Naenae, near Wellington, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Taita Servicemen's Cemetery, Naenae, near Wellington, New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1188

Gazetted   2 August 1917

VC Presented   18 September 1917 by King George V at Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Headstone, Taita Servicemen's Cemetery, Naenae, near Wellington, New Zealand

Memorial at Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Memorial Cairns, Memorial Garden, Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Name on Memorial Sundial, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand

Frickleton Street, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand

P  Memorial Plaque outside Church, Messines, Messines Ridge, Belguim

By The Way…

His Victoria Cross was presented to the Museum in November 1977 by his widow, Valeska

VC Held By

Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand



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The First World War

BORN   1 April 1891

DIED   6 September 1971   AGE   80

VC Won   7 June 1917   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Messines, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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