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VC1123    Thomas Ricketts

Name   Thomas Ricketts    No.      

VC Issue No.   1123   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, B Company

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Middle Arm, White Bay, Newfoundland, Canada

Place Of Death   At his pharmacy, Water Street, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   13 February 1967

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted    6 January 1919

VC Presented  19 January 1919 by King George V at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Stone memorial at his Pharmacy Store in Water Street, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Stone, Tree Farm, Beurtemolenstraat, off Gullegemestraat, Sint-Eloois-Winkel, Ledegem, Belgium

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Painting at the Royal Candian Legion, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada


By The Way…

He enlisted in 1916, aged 15 he lied and said he was 18


VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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BORN   15 April 1901

DIED   10 February 1967   AGE   65

VC Won   14 October 1918    AGE    17

Place VC Won   Ledeghem, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War