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VC855   Ernest Herbert Pitcher

Name   Ernest Herbert Pitcher   No.   O.N 227029   ELECTED BY BALLOT

VC Issue No.   855   Awards   VC   DSM

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Petty Officer

Rank End Of Career   Chief Petty Officer

Place Of Birth   Mullion, Cornwall, England

Place Of Death   Royal Navy Auxiliary Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Northbrook Cemetery, Swanage, Dorset, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Unconsecrated section, Plot F, Grave 122

Gazetted   2 November 1917

VC Presented   5 December 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Northbrook Cemetery, Swanage, Dorset, England

P  Memorial Plaque,  Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Swanage, Dorset

P  Memorial Plaque, Heritage Centre, Mullion, Cornwall

By The Way…

He served on 3 Q-Ships that all were involved in VC Actions, he gaining the VC on the third HMS Dunraven

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 854 VC 856
VC 854
VC 856

The First World War

BORN   31 December 1888

DIED   10 February 1946   AGE   57

VC Won   6 August 1917   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean

War/Campaign   First World War 1917