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VC585   Edward Dwyer

BORN   25 November 1895

DIED   3 September 1916   AGE   20

VC Won    20 April 1915   AGE   19

Place VC Won   Hill 60, Zwarteleen, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Edward Dwyer   No.   10523   

VC Issue No.   585   Awards   VC   

Regiment   East Surrey Regiment, 1st Battalion, B Company


Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   4 Cassidy Road, Fulham, London, England

Place Of Death   Near Guillemont, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Flatiron Copse Military Cemetery, Mametz, 4 miles east of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)  Plot/Grave no.   Plot 3, Row J, Grave 3

Gazetted   27 May 1915

VC Presented   28 June 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Flatiron Copse Military Cemetery, Mametz, 4 miles east of Albert, Somme, France

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, All Saints Parish Church, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

P  Mural medallion in form of a bust at Fulham Central Library, West London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, All Saints Church Gardens, Fulham, West London

By The Way…

After the death of his friend the Canon Browne, in 1962, Edward Dwyers VC was found in the Canons effects. The Victoria Cross was handed over to the East Surrey Regimental Museum

VC Held By

Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum, Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, England



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