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VC863   William Henry Grimbaldeston

Name   William Henry Grimbaldeston   No.   13531   

VC Issue No.   863   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion


Now   1st Battalion, Royal Scots Borderers, Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Acting Quartermaster-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Acting Quartermaster-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Hickory Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 49 Bold Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Cremated   Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   17 August 1959

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Plot G, Garden of Remembrance (11 September 1959)

Gazetted   14 September 1917

VC Presented   20 October 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P   Memorial Plaque, Blackburn Old Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire

By The Way…

He became a leading Freemason with the rank of Provincial Grand Sword Bearer

VC Held By

King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum, The Barracks, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England



VC 862 VC 864
VC 862
VC 864

The First World War

BORN   19 September 1889

DIED   13 August 1959   AGE   77

VC Won   17 August 1917   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Wijdendrift, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917