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VC536   George Thomas Dorrell

BORN   7 July 1880

DIED   7 January 1971  AGE   90

VC Won   1 September  1914   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Nery, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   George Thomas Dorrell  No.  9382

VC Issue No.   536   Awards   VC      MBE

Regiment   Royal Horse Artillery, 'L' Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Battery Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   23 G Street, Queen's Park Estate, Paddington, London, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 30 Bray Road, Cobham, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Randalls Park Crematorium, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, England

Cremated   Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Randalls Road, Surrey, England

Date Buried/Cremated   15 January 1971

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Plot P9 - K7

Gazetted   16 November 1914

VC Presented   13 January 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, St Mary Abbots Church, Church Street, Kensington, West London

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

By The Way…

When he attested as a Gunner on the 2 December 1895 giving his age as 19, he was only 15 years of age

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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