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VC496   William Bernard Traynor

BORN   31 December 1870

DIED   20 October 1954   AGE   83

VC Won   6 February 1901   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Bothwell Camp

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   William Bernard Traynor  No.   

VC Issue No.   496   Awards   VC  

Regiment   West Yorkshire Regiment

Later   The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire

Now   1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   29 Moxon Street, Hull, Humberside, England

Place Of Death   Dover, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Charlton Cemetery, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot XL, Grave 28

Gazetted   17 September 1901

VC Presented   2 July 1902, Colonel Browne VC, York


P  Headstone, Charlton Cemetery, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Paragon Square, Hull, Yorkshire

By The Way…

The wound he received in his VC action saw him invalided out of the army. He was given a job as barrack warden in Dover and it’s the Kent coast he settled

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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