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VC733   Theodore William Henry Veale

BORN   11 November 1890

DIED   6 November 1980   AGE   89

VC Won   20 July 1916   AGE   23

Place VC Won   High Wood, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Theodore William Henry Veale   No.   10799   

VC Issue No.   733   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Devonshire Regiment, 8th Battalion

Later   Devonshire & Dorset Regiment

Now   1st Battalion The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   30 or 34 Clarence Street, Dartmouth, Devon, England

Place Of Death   At his daughter's home, Ware Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Enfield Crematorium, Middlesex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   12 November 1980

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   area M3-D8

Gazetted   9 September 1916

VC Presented   5 February 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Plaque, Memorial Gardens, Dartmouth, Devon

By The Way…

The officer rescued by Theodore Veale during his VC action, was Lieutenant Eric Saville who went on and created the Saville and Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park, which holds the National Collection of Magnolias

VC Held By

Devon & Dorset Regimental Museum, The Keep, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, England



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