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VC1209    John Dering Nettleton

Name   John Dering Nettleton   No.      

VC Issue No.   1209   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 44 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Squadron Leader

Rank End Of Career   Wing Commander

Place Of Birth   Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Place Of Death   Bay of Biscay

Buried/Location Ashes   Crashed at sea, Bay of Biscay


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    28 April 1942

VC Presented   1 November 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Runnymede Memorial (panel 118), near Egham, Surrey

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

P  Named on RAF VC Memorial,  St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

Memorial Plaque, William Farr School, Welton, Lincolnshire

Nettleton School, Salisbury, South Africa

Nettleton School, Harare, Zimbabwe

P  Nettleton Avenue, Tangmere, West Sussex

P  Nettleton Road, Uxbridge, West London

P  Nettleton Close, Canford, Bournemouth, Dorset

Nettleton Close, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

P  Nettleton Close, Branston, Lincolnshire

P  Nettleton Drive, Witham, Lincolnshire

P  Nettleton Court, Whitkirk, Leeds, West Yorkshire

By The Way…

It was intended for him to follow in the family footsteps and join the Navy but he fell at the first hurdle

VC Held By




VC 1208 VC 1210
VC 1208
VC 1210

BORN    28 June 1917

DIED   13 July 1943   AGE   26

VC Won   17 April 1942    AGE    24

Place VC Won   Over Augsberg, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War