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VC584   Geoffrey Harold Woolley

BORN   14 May 1892

DIED   10 December 1968   AGE   76

VC Won    20-21 April 1915   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Hill 60, Zwarteleen, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Geoffrey Harold Woolley   No.      

VC Issue No.   584   Awards   VC   OBE   MC   MA

Regiment   London (Queen Victoria's Rifles) Regiment, 9th (County of London) Battalion

Later   The London Regiment

Now   7th Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   St Peter's Vicarage, Bethnal Green, London, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Hunter's Barn, West Chiltington, near Pulborough, Sussex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington, Sussex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   14 December 1968

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   22 May 1915

VC Presented   6 July 1915, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Mary's Churchyard, West Chiltington, Sussex, England

P  Parmiter's School Memorial, St Georges Chapel, Ypres, Belguim

P  The Geoffrey Woolley House, Pollard Street, Bethnal Green, East London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Bethnal Green Gardens, Bethnal Green, East London

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First Territorial officer to be awarded the VC and first won by the Territorial Force during the First World War

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