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VC906   Alexander Malins Lafone

Name   Alexander Malins Lafone   No.    POSTHUMOUS  

VC Issue No.   906   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Middlesex (County of London) Yeomanry, 1/1st Battalion


Now   47 Signal Squadron, Army Reserve

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Cressfield, Crosby Road South, Waterloo, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Near Beersheba, Palestine (now Israel)

Buried/Location Ashes   Beersheba War Cemetery, 25 miles south-east of Gaza (formely Palestine), Israel


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Row Q, Grave 7

Gazetted   18 December 1917

VC Presented   2 March 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Beersheba War Cemetery, 25 miles south-east of Gaza (formely Palestine), Israel

P  Named on Regimental War Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral, London

P  Memorial Plaque, St Katharines Church, Knockholt, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, St Katharines Churchyard, Knockholt, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, Dulwich College, Dulwich, South London

Named on War Memorial, Imperial College, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, West London

By The Way…

Before the war he worked for a while in the Tea Trade in Assam, India

VC Held By

Dulwich College, College Road, Dulwich Common, London, England



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The First World War

BORN   19 August 1870

DIED   27 October 1917    AGE   47

VC Won   27 October 1917   AGE   47

Place VC Won   Beersheba, Palestine now Israel

War/Campaign   First World War 1917