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VC1207    Robert Edward Dudley Ryder

Name   Robert Edward Dudley Ryder   No.      

VC Issue No.   1207   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Commander

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   India

Place Of Death   On board the yacht 'Watchdog' 15 miles off Guernsey en route to Brittany, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Oxford Crematorium, Bayswater Road, Headington & Inkpen, Oxfordshire & Berkshire, England

Cremated   Oxford Crematorium, Bayswater Road, Headington, Oxfordshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   10 July 1986

Headstone   Ashes     Plot/Grave no.   North of flower bed J8

Gazetted    21 May 1942

VC Presented   14 July 1942, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Bench, St Peters Churchyard, Wolferton, Norfolk

P  Small Memorial Plaque, St Michaels Church, Inkpen, Berkshire

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Big Classical, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

Display & Name in Memorial Book 'For Valour', Cheltenham College Library, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

Awarded a Polar Medal during 1934-37, was Conservative MP for Merton and Morden between 1950 and 1955

VC Held By

I.W.M. /Lord Ashcroft Collection



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BORN    16 February 1908

DIED   29 June 1986   AGE   78

VC Won   27 March 1942    AGE    34

Place VC Won   St Nazaire Harbour, France

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War