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VC951   Manley Angell James

Name   Manley Angell James   No.     

VC Issue No.   951   Awards   VC    DSO   MC   MBE

Regiment   Gloucestershire Regiment, 8th (Service) Battalion, A Company

Later   Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Temporary Captain

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier

Place Of Birth   Odiham, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   101 Passage Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Canford Crematorium, Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon, England

Cremated   Canford Crematorium, Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Avon, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   'The Shrubbery'

Gazetted   28 June 1918

VC Presented   22 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Blue Plaque, 140 High Street, Odiham, Hampshire

P  Manley James Close, Odiham, Hampshire

By The Way…

In 1970, his Victoria Cross was stolen from his home. A reward was offered and the Medals were recovered and the thief got six years.

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN   12 July 1896

DIED   23 September 1975    AGE   79

VC Won   21 March 1918   AGE   21

Place VC Won   North Velu Wood, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War