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VC680   Samuel Meekosha

BORN   16 September 1893

DIED   8 December 1950   AGE   57

VC Won   19 November 1915   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Near Yser Canal, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Samuel Meekosha   No.   1147   

VC Issue No.   680   Awards   VC   

Regiment   West Yorkshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion

Later   Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire

Now   1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   3 High Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 2 Penrhiw Villas, Oakdale, Blackwood, Gwent, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes   Mid Glamorgan, Wales

Cremated   Glyntaff Crematorium, Crematorium Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

Date Buried/Cremated   12 December 1950

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Removed by undertaker on 13 December 1950, location of internment not recorded

Gazetted   22 January 1916

VC Presented   4 March 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on VC Memorial, Bradford, West Yorkshire

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He changed his name to 'Ingham' by deed poll in 1941

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