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VC604   William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse

BORN   26 September 1887

DIED   27 April 1915   AGE   27

VC Won    26 April 1915   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Over Courtrai, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   604   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Flying Corps, No. 2 Squadron


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant (notified posthumously)

Place Of Birth   London, England

Place Of Death   No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station, Merville, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Parnham Private Cemetery, Parnham House, Beaminster, Dorset, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Buried in the grounds of family home

Gazetted   22 May 1915

VC Presented   No presentation


P  Headstone, Parnham Private Cemetery, Parnham House, Beaminster, Dorset

P  Named on memorial in Lamport Churchyard, Northamptonshire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Mary’s Church, Beaminster, Dorset

P  Named on War Memorial, Beaminster, Dorset

P  Named on RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Rhodes-Moorhouse Court, Morden, Surrey

P  Moorhouse Road, Harrow, NW London

Moorhouse Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Rhodes Place & Moorhouse Street, Tradale, Napier, New Zealand

P  Named on War Memorial, St Andrews Churchyard, Spratton, Northamptonshire

P  Named on Roll Of Honour, St Andrews Church, Spratton, Northamptonshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Town Square, Beaminster, Dorset

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Memorial Garden, Spratton, Northamptonshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Beaminster, Dorset

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Embankment Gardens, Whitehall, London

By The Way…

One of only a few bodies ever returned home from the war. He was laid to rest in the grounds of the family home

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Thank you to Enid Jarvis for photos at Spratton, Northamptonshire