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VC1210    Henry Robert Bowreman Foote

Name   Henry Robert Bowreman Foote   No.      

VC Issue No.   1210   Awards   VC   CB   DSO

Regiment   Royal Armoured Corps commanding 7th Royal Tank Regiment



Rank VC Won    Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Ishapur, Bengal, India

Place Of Death   Pulborough Hospital, Sussex, Englan

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington, Sussex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.   Left side of churchyard

Gazetted    18 May 1944

VC Presented   12 December 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington, Sussex, England

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Tank Regiment HQ, Bovington, Dorset

P  Illuminated Citation, Memorial Hall, Bedford School, Bedfordshire

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

By The Way…

Taken prisoner in the desert, he was in a POW Camp in Italy, when the Italians surrendered, and opened the gates, and allowed them to walk to Switzerland

VC Held By

Royal Armoured Corps Museum & Royal Tank Regiment Museum, Bovington, Dorset, England



VC 1209 VC 1211
VC 1209
VC 1211

BORN    5 December 1904

DIED   22 November 1993   AGE   88

VC Won   27 May-15 June 1942    AGE   37

Place VC Won   Knightsbridge-Gazala-Bir Hacheim, Libya

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War