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VC1102    Bernard William Vann

Name   Bernard William Vann     No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1102   Awards   VC   MC & Bar

Regiment   Sherwood Foresters, 1/8th Battalion commanding 1/6th Battalion, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Later   Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   A/Lt. - Colonel, The Rev

Rank End Of Career   A/Lt. - Colonel, The Rev

Place Of Birth   Rushden, Northamptonshire, England

Place Of Death   Near Rammicourt, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Bellicourt British Cemetery, 12 miles east of Peronne, Aisne, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   3 October 1918

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row O, Grave 1

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented  26 November 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Doris

Memorials

P  Headstone, Bellicourt British Cemetery, 12 miles east of Peronne, Aisne, France

P  Roll of Honour,  St Matthews Church, Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

P  Named on War Memorial, Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

P  Named on War Memorial, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Named on War Memorial, St Mary's Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire

P  Blue Plaque, 46 High Street South, Rushden, Northamptonshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

P  Named on War Memorial, All Saints Church, Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Named on War Memorial, School Chapel, Wellingborough School, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Named on War Memorial, Jesus College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Named on War Memorial, St Barnabas Church now Barnabas Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire

P  Named on Memorial, St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark, Nottinghamshire

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Ashby De La Zouch School, Leicestershire

P  Named on War Memorial, Ashby De La Zouch School, Leicestershire

Named on Memorial, Derby County Football Club, Derbyshire

P  Bernard Vann Close, Lancaster Manor Estate, Rushden, Northamptonshire


By The Way…

Played football for Northampton Town Football Club, Burton United and Derby County, before the war


VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.

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BORN   9 July 1887

DIED   3 October 1918  AGE   31

VC Won   3 October 1918    AGE    31

Place VC Won   Canal du Nord, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War