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VC1190    George Ward Gunn

Name   George Ward Gunn   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1190   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Royal Horse Artillery, 3rd Regiment


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won    Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Muggleswick, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   Near Sidi Rezegh Airfield, Libya

Buried/Location Ashes   Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, 15 miles west of Tobruk on the Benghazi Road, Libya


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.  Plot VII, Row D, Grave 5

Gazetted    21 April 1942

VC Presented   20 October 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, 15 miles west of Tobruk on the Benghazi Road, Libya

P  Memorial Stone Seat,  Sedbergh School, Cumbria

P  Named on War Memorial Cloisters, Sedbergh School, Cumbria

Named on War Memorial, Parish Church, Muggleswick, Co Durham

P  War Memorial, St Mary's & St Helen's Church, Neston, Cheshire

P  Named on VC Memorial, St Georges Church, Woolwich, South London

P  Plaque at Neston Memorial Cottage Hospital, now at St Marys & St Helens Church, Neston, Cheshire

P  Wirral Victoria Cross Memorial, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirrel

Named on War Memorial, Liverpool Society Chartered Accountants, Oldhall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Gunn Grove, Neston, Cheshire

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Royal Garrison Church, Larkhill, Wiltshire

By The Way…

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



VC 1189 VC 1191
VC 1189
VC 1191

BORN    26 July 1912

DIED   21 November 1941   AGE   29

VC Won   21 November 1941    AGE    29

Place VC Won   Sidi Rezegh, Libya

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War