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VC856   Arnold Loosemore

Name   Arnold Loosemore   No.   15805   

VC Issue No.   856   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, 8th Battalion, Y Company, No. 12 Platoon

Later   Duke of Wellington's Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Sharrow, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Stannington, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Ecclesall Parish Churchyard, All Saints, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Johnson family plot

Gazetted   14 September 1917

VC Presented   2 January 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Ecclesall Parish Churchyard, All Saints, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Memorial Plaque, Clifford School, Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, South Yorkshire

P  Loosemoor Drive, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

By The Way…

When he died in 1924, Sheffield City Council gave him a Military Funeral, then sent his destitute Widow the bill

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The First World War

BORN   7 June 1896

DIED   10 April 1924   AGE   27

VC Won   6 August 1917   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Wellington Farm, near Langemarck, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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