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VC893   James Ockenden   

Name   James Ockenden  No.   10605   

VC Issue No.   893   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Acting Company Sergeant - Major

Rank End Of Career   Acting Company Sergeant - Major

Place Of Birth   56 Albert Street, Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 5 Yorke Street, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Portchester Crematorium, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Cremated   Portchester Crematorium, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   1 September 1966

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   North Border, 20 Post (south of hydrangeas)

Gazetted   8 November 1917

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


Entry in the Book of Remebrance, Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Hampshire

P  Memorial Plaque & Portrait, Fratton Bridge British Legion Club, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Memorial Bench, Burgoyne Gardens, Southsea, Hampshire

P  Ockendon Close, Southsea, Hampshire

By The Way…

When on leave he married and then returned to the front. He was shot but the bullet was stopped by one of his wife's wedding slippers that he had in his top pocket of his tunic

VC Held By

Held by family



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The First World War

BORN   10 December 1890

DIED   29 August 1966  AGE   75

VC Won   4 October 1917   AGE   26

Place VC Won   ‘t Goed ter Vesten Farm, E. of Langemarck, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917