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VC821   Michael Wilson Heaviside

Name   Michael Wilson Heaviside   No.   4/9720   

VC Issue No.   821   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Durham Light Infantry, 15th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Durham City, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   Bloemfontein Terrace, Craghead, Co. Durham, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Thomas's Churchyard, Craghead, Co. Durham, England


Date Buried/Cremated   30 April 1939

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Thomas's Churchyard, Craghead, Co. Durham, England

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, outside DLI Museum, Durham, Co Durham

P  Heaviside Place, Durham, Co Durham

By The Way…

His grave was lost and subsequently found, a new headstone was erected on 1 November 1999, paid for by his family, Durham Light Infantry and the Light Infantry

VC Held By

Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads, Durham City, Co. Durham, England



VC 820 VC 822
VC 820
VC 822

The First World War

BORN   20 October 1880

DIED   26 April 1939   AGE   58

VC Won   6 May 1917   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Near Fontaine-les-Croiselles, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917