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VC851   Harold Ackroyd

Name   Harold Ackroyd   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   851   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment



Rank VC Won   Temporary Captain

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Captain

Place Of Birth   Mulcahen, Morley Road, Southport, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Jargon Trench, Glencourse Wood, Ypres, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Special Memorial 7

Gazetted   6 September 1917

VC Presented   26 September 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Mabel and five year old son, Stephen


P  Headstone, Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium

P  Named on War Memorial, Royston, Hertfordshire

P  Memorial Plaque, St Georges Church, Ypres, Belguim

Named on Family Grave, St Ouens Churchyard, La Ville de l'Eglise, St Ouen, Jersey

P  Blue Plaque outside his home, Royston, Hertfordshire

P  Named on War Memorial Arch, Guys Hospital, Southwark, South London

Memorial Plaque, Guys Hospital, Southwark, South London

P  Victoria Cross Memorial,  Garden of Remembrance, Southport, Lancashire

P  Named on War Memorial, Southport, Lancashire

Memorial Plaque, Chapel, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Memorial Plaque, Gonville&Caius College Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Memorial Plaque, Room C9, Caius College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Ackroyd Road, Royston, Hertfordshire

By The Way…

With the Sale of Harold Ackroyds medals, by his Family, a Medical Scholarship was set up at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Harold's old College

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 850 VC 852
VC 850
VC 852

The First World War

BORN   13 July 1877

DIED   11 August 1917   AGE   40

VC Won  31 July-1 August 1917   AGE  40

Place VC Won   North-west of Clapham Junction, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

VC Ephemera