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VC987   Edward Bamford

Name    Edward Bamford   No.      ELECTED BY BALLOT

VC Issue No.   987   Awards   VC    DSO

Regiment   Royal Marine Light Infantry



Rank VC Won    Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   34 Langdon Park Road, Highgate, London, England

Place Of Death   Aboard HMS 'Cumberland' en route to Hong Kong

Buried/Location Ashes   Bubbling Road Cemetery (English Cemetery), Shanghai, China


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 July 1918

VC Presented   31 July 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Stone, Sint Donaaskerk Church, Sint Donaaskerkstraat, Zeebrugge, Belgium

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Shebourne School, Sherbourne, Dorset

P  Bamford Way, Deal, Kent

Bamford House, Royal Marine Barracks, Eastney, Hampshire

By The Way…

There was a grave but the cemetery has been levelled and is now a shopping centre in Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



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BORN    28 May 1897  

DIED   30 September 1928  AGE   41

VC Won   22-23 April 1918   AGE   20

Place VC Won    Zeeburgge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War