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VC1161    Richard Been Stannard

Name   Richard Been Stannard   No.     

VC Issue No.   1161   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Royal Navy Reserve



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Blyth, Northumberland, England

Place Of Death   Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Cremated   Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.  Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted    16 August 1940

VC Presented   3 September 1940, King Geroge VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Plaque, Rookwood Crematorium, War Grave Section (Wall 47, Row J), Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Navy Patrol Service Museum, Wapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk

P  Blue Plaque, 33 The Avenue, Loughton, Essex

By The Way…

The first Victoria Cross to be  awarded to an officer of the Royal Naval Reserve

VC Held By




VC 1160 VC 1162
VC 1160
VC 1162

BORN    21 August 1902

DIED   22 July 1977   AGE   74

VC Won   28 April-2 May 1940    AGE    37

Place VC Won   Namsos Wharf, Norway

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War