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VC942   James Thomas Byford McCudden

Name   James Thomas Byford McCudden  No.   892  

VC Issue No.   942   Awards   VC    DSO & Bar   MC & Bar   MM

Regiment   General List & Royal Flying Corps, No. 56 Squadron


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won    Temporary Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   The Female Hospital, Brompton, Kent, England

Place Of Death   No. 21 Casualty Station, Auxi-le-Chateau, Marquise, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Wavans British Cemetery, Beauvoir-Wavans, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated  10 July 1918

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Row B, Grave 10

Gazetted   2 April 1918

VC Presented   6 April 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Wavans British Cemetery, Beauvoir-Wavans, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on Family Headstone, Chatham Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, Brompton, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, Sheerness, Kent

Named on War Memorial, Carlow Great War Memorial, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, Ireland

Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Sheerness, Kent

P  Memorial Stone, War Memorial, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, St Clement Dane's, Aldwych, London

McCudden Row, Brompton, Kent

P  McCudden Road, Dartford, Kent

By The Way…

He was always going to be in the forces; his father was in the Royal Engineers; he was born near the Royal Engineers depot; he was educated at the Royal Engineers Garrison school; he joined the Royal Engineers at 15 in 1910

VC Held By

Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent, England



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The First World War

BORN   28 March 1895

DIED   9 July 1918    AGE   23

VC Won   23 December 1917 - 5 March 1918   AGE  22

Place VC Won Flying Services over France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918