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VC945   Harold Whitfield

Name   Harold Whitfield  No.   230199  

VC Issue No.   945   Awards   VC    

Regiment   King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 10th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Oswestry, Shropshire, England

Place Of Death   Near Oswestry, Shropshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Oswestry Cemetery, Victoria Road, Shropshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Plot W, Grave 26

Gazetted   8 May 1918

VC Presented   31 May 1918 by King George V at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Becketts Park, Leeds


P  Headstone, Oswestry Cemetery, Victoria Road, Shropshire, England

P  Memorial Plaque, Five Bells Inn, Willow Street, Oswestry, Shropshire

P  Whitfield Close, Oswestry, Shropshire

By The Way…

He was killed in a motor accident involving an Army jeep at the age of 70

VC Held By

King's Shropshire Light Infantry Museum, The Castle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England



VC 944 VC 946
VC 944
VC 946

BORN   11 June 1886

DIED   19 December 1956    AGE   70

VC Won   10 March 1918   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Burj El Lisaneh, Egypt

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War