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VC573   Cyril Gordon Martin

BORN   19 December 1891

DIED   14 August 1980   AGE   88

VC Won    12 March 1915   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Spanbroek Molen, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Cyril Gordon Martin   No.      

VC Issue No.   573   Awards   VC   CBE   DSO

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers, 56th Field Company



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier

Place Of Birth   Foochow, China

Place Of Death   Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Pew Tor, Devon, England

Cremated   Eltham Crematorium, Rochester Way, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   21 August 1980

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   19 April 1915

VC Presented   12 June 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Memorial plate under altar rail in Bridestowe Church, Devon

P  Named on Victoria Cross honours board, Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Chatham, Kent

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Reached the rank of brigadier

VC Held By

Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent, England



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The First World War

VC Ephemera