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VC841   Bertram Best-Dunkley

Name   Bertram Best-Dunkley   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   841   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers commanding 2/5th Battalion


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   York, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Casualty Clearing Station, near Ypres, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Mendinghem Military Cemetery, 12 miles north-west of Ypres, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 3, Row D, Grave 1

Gazetted   6 September 1917

VC Presented   1917 by King George V who pinned the VC to the shawl of his baby son


P  Headstone, Mendinghem Military Cemetery, 12 miles north-west of Ypres, Belgium

Memorial Plaque, was at Tientsin Grammar School, now at No. 20 Tianjin High School, Tianjin, Northern China

By The Way…

Before the War he was assistant master at the Tietsin Grammar School, China

VC Held By

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Wellington Barracks, Bury, Lancashire, England



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The First World War

BORN   3 August 1890

DIED   5 August 1917   AGE   27

VC Won   31 July 1917   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Wieltje, near Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917