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VC1167    The Honourable Cristopher Furness

Name   The Honourable Cristopher Furness   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1167   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Welsh Guards, 1st Battalion



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   5 Cambridge Gate, London, England

Place Of Death   St. Laurent, near Arras, France

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

Cremated   Glynn Valley Crematorium, Turfdown Road, Fletchers Bridge, Bodmin, Cornwall, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    7 February 1946

VC Presented   30 July 1946, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Dunkirk Memorial (column 34), Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Dunkerque, Pas de Calais, France

P  Memorial Plaque, St Cuthbert & St Oswalds Church, Winksley, North Yorkshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Panel 13, House of Lords, Westminster, London

P  Named on War Memorial, Eton College,Windsor, Berkshire

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

P  Furness Road, Windsor, Berkshire

By The Way…

He was engaged to be married to Princess Natasha Bagration, a cousin to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, at the time of his death.

VC Held By

Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



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BORN    17 May 1912

DIED   24 May 1940   AGE   28

VC Won   17 - 24 May 1940    AGE    28

Place VC Won   near Arras, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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