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VC660   Anketell Moutray Read

BORN   27 October 1884

DIED   25 September 1915   AGE   30

VC Won   25 September 1915   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Lone Tree, Hulloch, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Anketell Moutray Read   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   660   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Northamptonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes   Dud Corner British Cemetery, 1km west of Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 7, Row F, Grave 19

Gazetted   18 November 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Dud Corner British Cemetery, 1km west of Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France

P  Plaque in Bampton Church, Devon

P  Named on Cheltenham War Memorial, Promenade (outside Municipal Offices), Gloucestershire

P  Named on War Memorial, Wicklow Parish Church, Co Wicklow, Eire

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

P  Blue plaque, Beaumont House Hotel, Shurdington Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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

By The Way…

During his army career he was an army heavyweight boxing champion

VC Held By

Northamptonshire Regiment, Abington Park Museum, Abington, Northampton, England



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