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VC707   Arthur Herbert Proctor

BORN   11 August 1890

DIED   26 January 1973   AGE   82

VC Won   4 June 1916   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Near Ficheux, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Arthur Herbert Proctor    No.   3156   

VC Issue No.   707   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1/5th Battalion

Later   Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   55 Church Street, Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 1 Cherry Tree Close, Netheredge, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   The Crypt Chapel of All Saints, Sheffield Cathedral, Yorkshire, England

Cremated   City Road Crematorium, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   1 February 1973

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   5 August 1916

VC Presented   10 August 1916 by King George V at 4th Army HQ, near Amiens, France


P  Named On Crypt, Chapel of All Saints, Sheffield Cathedral, Yorkshire, England

P  Named On Victoria Cross Plaque, The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall,  Ashton-under-Lyne, Gtr Manchester

Blue Plaque On St Marys Church, Droylsden, Gtr Manchester

Blue Plaque On St Stephens Church, Hyde, Gtr Manchester

P  22 Berberis Bush's Planted In Honour Of The 22 WW1 Victoria Cross Winners Of The Church Lads Brigade, The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

He was the first Victoria Cross winner to be given his medal by King George V in the field.

During the Second World War he served as a Chaplin to the Royal Air Force.

VC Held By

Kings Regiment Museum collection, Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside



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Thank You To The Late Kenneth Grey And The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade For Information On Their National Memorial Arboretum Garden