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VC1199    Eugene Kingsmill Esmonde

Name   Eugene Kingsmill Esmonde   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1199   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, No. 825 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant-Commander

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Commander

Place Of Birth   Huthwaite House, Thurgoland, Wortley, West Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Straits of Dover, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Woodlands Cemetery, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   30 April 1942

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Naval Reservation Section A, RC Plot, Grave 187

Gazetted    3 March 1942

VC Presented   17 March 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Woodlands Cemetery, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, England

P  Named on War Memorial, Thurgoland, Yorkshire

Brass Memorial Plaque, St Marys Church, Terryglass, Co Tipperary, Ireland

P  Named on VC Memorial, St Bartholomews Church, Yeovilton, Somerset

P  Named on Channel Dash Memorial, Royal Harbour, Ramsgate, Kent

Named on Channel Dash Memorial, Seafront, Dover, Kent

Named on War Memorial, Chapel, Wimbledon Cllege, Edgehill, Wimbledon, South London

Memorial Board, Spitfire and Hurricane Museum, Manston, Kent

P  Esmonde Close, Lee on Solent, Hampshire

P  Esmonde Gardens, Barne Barton, Plymouth, Devon

Esmonde Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

P  Esmonde Gardens, Elgin, Scotland

P  Esmonde Road, Helston, Cornwall

P  Esmonde Drive, Ilchester, Somerset

P  Esmonde Way, Canford, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Esmonde Drive, Manston, Kent

P  Esmonde Close, Littlehampton, West Sussex

By The Way…

His body was recovered from the sea, over two months after being lost in action

VC Held By

I.W.M. /Lord Ashcroft Collection



VC 1198 VC 1200
VC 1198
VC 1200

BORN    1 March 1909

DIED   12 February 1942   AGE   32

VC Won   12 February 1942    AGE    32

Place VC Won   Straits of Dover, Endland

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War