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VC862   Wilfred Edwards

Name   Wilfred Edwards   No.   13303   

VC Issue No.   862   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   2nd and 5th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Norwich, Norfolk, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Upper and Lower Wortley Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   7 January 1972

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section M, Grave 42

Gazetted   14 September 1917

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


P  Headstone, Upper and Lower Wortley Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, outside Leeds City Art Gallery, Cetenary Square, Leeds, North Yorkshire

By The Way…

He was Born Wilfred Claude Fox

He rose to the Rank of Major in the Second World War

VC Held By

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, Chequer Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   16 February 1894

DIED   2 January 1972   AGE   77

VC Won   16 August 1917   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Langemarck, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917