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VC684   Alfred Victor Smith

BORN   22 July 1891

DIED   22 December 1915   AGE   24

VC Won   22 December 1915   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Fusilier Bluff, Helles sector,  Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Alfred Victor Smith   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   684   Awards   VC   

Regiment   East Lancashire Regiment, 1/5th Battalion

Later   Queens Lancashire Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Guildford, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   Fusilier Bluff, Helles Gallipoli, Turkey

Buried/Location Ashes   Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Special Memorial C358

Gazetted   3 March 1916

VC Presented   20 December 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, William and Louisa


P  Memorial stone, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, TurkeyTwelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey

P  Bronze tablet at St John's Parish Church, Blackpool, Lancashire

Brass plaque at St Catherine's Church, Burnley, Lancashire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Matthews Church, Burnley, Lancashire

Wooden plaque at Blackpool Police Station, Lancashire

P  Named on War Memorial, Guildford Surrey

P  Named on  War Memorial, Blackpool, Lancashire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Peters Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Brass plaque, St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Memorial, St Peters Church, Burnley, Lancashire

P  Named on Regimental VC Memorial, Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn, Lancashire

By The Way…

Before the war he was a police inspector in Blackpool

VC Held By

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museums, Todmorden Road, Burnley, Lancashire, England



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