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VC605   Issy Smith

BORN   16 September 1890

DIED   10 September 1940   AGE   49

VC Won    26 April 1915   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Wieltje, near Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Issy Smith   No.   303001   

VC Issue No.   605   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Acting Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Alexandria, Egypt

Place Of Death   At his home, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   New Fawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   11 September 1940

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Hebrew Section

Gazetted   23 August 1915

VC Presented   3 February 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, New Fawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Rope Walk Gardens, Stepney, East London

By The Way…

He was born Ishroulch Shmeilowitz

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