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VC1358    James Thomas Duane Ashworth

Name   James Thomas Duane Ashworth    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1358   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion



Rank VC Won   Lance Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance Corporal

Place Of Birth   Münster, Germany

Place Of Death   Nahr-e-Saraj District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Buried/Location Ashes    Shire Lodge Cemetery, Corby, Northamptonshire

Cremated   Warren Hill Crematorium, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   36

Gazetted    22nd March 2013

VC Presented   21st May 2013 by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London to his parents Duane & Kerry Ann and brother Coran



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BORN    26 May 1989

DIED   13 June 2012    AGE    23

VC Won  13 June 2012  AGE   23

Place VC Won   Nahr-e-Saraj District, Helmand Province

War/Campaign   Afghanistan


P  Headstone at Shire Lodge Cemetery, Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire

P  Named on Armed Forces Memorial at National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire (Panel ???)

P  Named on Afghanistan 2001 – 2014 Memorial at National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  James Ashworth VC Square, outside Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, Northamptonshire

P  Plaque at Lodge Park Academy, Shetland Way, Corby, Northamptonshire

P  The James Ashworth VC Stand, Corby Town FC, Steel Park, Jimmy Kane Way, off Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire

By The Way…

In the summer of 2014 the terrace end of Steel Park (home of Corby Town FC), formerly known as the Castle End, was renamed The James Ashworth VC Stand.

VC Held By

Grenadier Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England (on loan)

VC Ephemera

Afghanistan War