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VC1101    Ernest Seaman

Name   Ernest Seaman     No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1101   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, A Company


Now   Royal Irish Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   9 Derby Street, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Place Of Death   Near Terhand, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Passchendaele, Belgium (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 70

Gazetted   15 November 1918

VC Presented  13 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Sarah Elizabeth


P  Named on Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium

P  Named on VC Memorial Stone,  Ulster Tower, Thiepval, Somme, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Scole, Norfolk

P  Citation at St Andrew's Chruch, Scole, Norfolk

P  Named on War Memorial, Felixstowe, Suffolk

P  Named on VC Memorial, St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, N Ireland

Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, Norwich, Norfolk

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, Scole, Norfolk

Memorial Plaque, Magerheidstraat, Terhand, Belgium

P  Named on Irish Regiment Victoria Cross Winners Memorial, NMA, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Wall Painting, Carrick Rangers Club, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, NI

P  Named on 36th Ulster Division VC Memorial Garden, Lower Newtonards Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, NI

P  Ernest Seaman Close, Scole, Norfolk

By The Way…

Being considered not fit enough for active service he was put in the Expeditionary Force Canteens Service, until increasing casualties lowered fitness and medical standards

VC Held By

Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey, England



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BORN   16 August 1893

DIED   29 September 1918  AGE   25

VC Won   29 September 1918   AGE    25

Place VC Won   Terhand, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War