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VC965   Arthur Henry Cross

Name   Arthur Henry Cross   No.  62995   

VC Issue No.   965   Awards   VC    MM

Regiment   Machine Gun Corps, 40th Battalion, 121 Company


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won    Acting Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Acting Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Marshalsea Road, Lambeth, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Road, Streatham, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Square 27, Grave 43885

Gazetted   4 June 1918

VC Presented   4 September 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Road, Streatham, London, England

P  Henry Cross Close, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk

By The Way…

David Niven wore Cross's VC during the court scenes of the 1950's film 'Carrington VC', as the actor wanted a real Victoria Cross to help him get in character

VC Held By

Privately held



VC 964 VC 966
VC 964
VC 966

BORN   13 December 1884

DIED   26 November 1965  AGE   80

VC Won   25 March 1918   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Ervillers, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War