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VC946   Ernest Frederick Beal

Name   Ernest Frederick Beal  No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   946   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Yorkshire (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment, 13th (Service) Battalion, D Company

Later   Green Howards

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

Rank VC Won    Temporary Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   East Street, Brighton, Sussex, England

Place Of Death   St Leger, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   4 June 1918

VC Presented   3 July 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, Mr & Mrs J J Beal


P  Named on Arras Memorial to the Missing (bay 5), Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton, East Sussex

Named on War Memorial, former Grammer School, now Further Education Centre, Brighton, East Sussex

By The Way…

He is commemorated in his native Brighton with his name on the front of a bus.

VC Held By

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



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BORN   27 January 1885

DIED   22 March 1918    AGE   33

VC Won   21-22 March 1918   AGE   33

Place VC Won   St. Leger, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War