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VC842   Robert James Bye

Name   Robert James Bye   No.   939   

VC Issue No.   842   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Welsh Guards, 1st Battalion, No. 2 Company



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   13 Maritime Street, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales

Place Of Death   At his daughter's home, 49 Hammerwater Drive, Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Warsop Cemetery, Church Road, Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   28 August 1962

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Grave 2129

Gazetted   6 September 1917

VC Presented   26 September 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Warsop Cemetery, Church Road, Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England

Memorial Plaque, District Council Office, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

P  Plaque at Place of Birth, Maritime Street, Pontypridd, Glamorgan

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Nottingham Castle Grounds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

By The Way…

He was the first Welsh Guardsman to win a Victoria Cross

VC Held By

Welsh Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



VC 841 VC 843
VC 841
VC 843

The First World War

BORN   12 December 1889

DIED   23 August 1962   AGE   72

VC Won   28 August 1917   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Yser Canal, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917