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VC577   Edward Barber

BORN   10 June 1893

DIED   12 March 1915   AGE   21

VC Won    12 March 1915   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Neuve Chapelle, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Edward Barber   No.   15518   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   577   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   40 King Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, England

Place Of Death   Neuve Chapelle, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   19 April 1915

VC Presented   16 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Sarah Ann


P  Named on Le Touret Memorial to the Missing (panel 2), Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on  War Memorial, Tring, Hertfordshire

P  22 Berberis Bush's Planted In Honour Of The 22 WW1 Victoria Cross Winners Of The Church Lads Brigade, The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Church Square, Tring, Hertfordshire

By The Way…

He had three brothers who all served in the war

VC Held By

Grenadier Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



VC 576 VC 578
VC 576
VC 578

The First World War

VC Ephemera

Thank You To The Late Kenneth Grey And The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade For Information On Their National Memorial Arboretum Garden

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