Click below for full citation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on Digg Share via e-mail Print
 Home A-Z Index Number Search Contact Us

VC1158    Godfrey Meynell

Name   Godfrey Meynell   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1158   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Indian Army, 5th Battalion, Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides, 12 Frontier Corps


Now   Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won    Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Kirk Langley, Derbyshire, England

Place Of Death   Near Mohmand, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Guides Cemetery, Mardan, North West Frontier, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted    24 December 1935

VC Presented   14 July 1936, by King Edward VII, at Buckingham Palace, London, England, to his widow Sophia Patrica


Headstone, Guides Cemetery, Mardan, North West Frontier, Pakistan

Memorial at Guides Depot, Mardan, North West Frontier, Pakistan

P  Memorial Plaque, Kirk Langley Parish Church, Derbyshire

P  Named on VC Memorial, Eton School, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

By The Way…

Only VC to be awarded by King Edward VII

VC Held By




VC 1157 VC 1159
VC 1157
VC 1159

BORN    20 May 1904

DIED   29 September 1935   AGE   31

VC Won   29 September 1935    AGE    31

Place VC Won   Point 4080, North West Frontier, India (now Pakistan)

War/Campaign   Mohmand Campaign, India

Mohmand Campaign