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VC1231    Derek Anthony Seagrim

Name   Derek Anthony Seagrim   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1231   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own York Regiment) commanding 7th Battalion

Later   2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment

Now   Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Place Of Death   Military Hospital, near Sfax, Tunisia

Buried/Location Ashes   Sfax War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Tunis, Tunisia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot XIV, Row C, Grave 21

Gazetted    13 May 1943

VC Presented   23 February 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Sfax War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Tunis, Tunisia

P  Named on War Memorial, St Marys Parish Churchyard, Whissonsett, Norfolk

P  Plaque on Family Grave, St Marys Parish Churchyard, Whissonsett, Norfolk

P  Roll of Honour, Framed Photo & Kneeler, Parish Church of St Mary's, Whissonsett, Norfolk

P  Named on War Memorial, Northam, Devon

P  WW2 War Memorial, St Margarets Church, Northam, Devon

P  Named on War Memorial, Lady Chapel, Holy Trnity Church, Westward Ho, Devon

P  Village Sign depicting Derek Anthony & Hugh Seagrim, Whissonsett, Norfolk

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

P  Memorial Plaque, Stanley Hollis VC Statue, Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire

P  Named on Statue, outside Bournemouth Conferance Centre, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Seagrim Crescent, Richmond, North Yorkshire

P  Seagrim Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

By The Way…

He was the twin brother of George Cross recipient Hugh Seagrim GC MBE DSO

VC Held By

I.W.M. /Lord Ashcroft Collection



VC 1230 VC 1232
VC 1230
VC 1232

BORN    24 September 1903

DIED   6 April 1943   AGE    39

VC Won   20-21 March 1943   AGE   39

Place VC Won   Mareth Line, Tunisia

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War