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VC971   Bernard Matthew Cassidy

Name   Bernard Matthew Cassidy   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   971   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, A Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Fulham, West London, England

Place Of Death   150 yards north of Fampoux, Arras, France

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


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   3 May 1918

VC Presented   26 June 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother


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

P  Bernard Cassidy Street, Canning Town, East London

By The Way…

His eldest brother was also in the Lancashire Fusiliers, winning an MC in the 1st Battalion.

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN   17 August 1892

DIED   28 March 1918  AGE   25

VC Won   28 March 1918   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Fampoux, Arras, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War