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VC659   Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby

BORN   3 February 1885

DIED   25 September 1915   AGE   30

VC Won   25 September 1915   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Near Cuinchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   659   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, C Company

Later   Staffordshire Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment - disbanded, July 2012

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   East Hayes, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes   Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   19 February 1929

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot III, Row N, Grave 27

Gazetted   30 March 1916

VC Presented   11 July 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, Sandford James


P  Headstone, Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on Loos Memorial to the Missing (Panel 73), Dud Corner Cemetery, Le Routoire, 2 miles north-west of Lens, Pas de Calais, France

P  Marble memorialt Chapel of St Nicholas, York Minster, nth Yorkshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

P  Named on War Memorial, cloister, Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire

Named on War Memorial, St Cuthberts Church, Peasholme Green, York, nth Yorkshire

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on Regimental VC Memorial, Garrison Church, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffs

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

His body was found 14 years after he died and given a proper burial

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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