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VC700   Humphrey Osbaldston Brooke Firman

BORN   24 November 1886

DIED   25 April 1916   AGE   30

VC Won   24-25 April 1916   AGE   30

Place VC Won   River Tigris, Magasis, near Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia now Iraq

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Humphrey Osbaldston Brooke Firman   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   700   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Queensbury Place, Kensington, London, England

Place Of Death   River Tigris, Magasis, 8 miles south of Kut-el-Amara, Iraq

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Iraq


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 February 1917

VC Presented   28 February 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Named on Basra Memorial (panel 1 - 60), 40 miles north of Kuwait border, Iraq       

P  Named On War Memorial, New Malden, S W London

By The Way…

His first naval command was the gunboat, HMS Greenfly, a name to strike terror in any enemy

VC Held By

York Castle Museum, The Eye of York, York, Yorkshire, England



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