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VC896   William Clamp   

Name   William Clamp  No.   42537   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   896   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 6th Battalion

Later   Green Howards

Now   2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment - Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Bridge Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   The Brewery, Poelcapelle, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Passchendaele, 5 miles north east of Ypres, Belgium (Location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 52

Gazetted   18 November 1917

VC Presented   2 March 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, Mr & Mrs Charles Clamp


P  Named on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belguim

Named on War Memorial, Duchess of Hamilton Park, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Memorial Plaque, Outside Libary, Craigneuk, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Named on Victoria Cross Archway, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Clamp Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

By The Way…

One of 3 Victoria Cross winners to come from the Salvation Army

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   28 October 1891

DIED   9 October 1917   AGE   25

VC Won   9 October 1917   AGE   25

Place VC Won   The Brewery, Poelcapalle, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917