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VC720   Lionel Wilmot Brabazon Rees

BORN   31 July 1884

DIED   28 September 1955   AGE   71

VC Won   1 July 1916   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Double Crassieurs, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Lionel Wilmot Brabazon Rees   No.      

VC Issue No.   720   Awards   VC   OBE   MC   AFC

Regiment   Royal Flying Corps, No. 32 Squadron & Royal Regiment of Artillery


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won   Temporary Major

Rank End Of Career   Group Captain

Place Of Birth   Plas Llanwnda, Castle Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

Place Of Death   The Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas

Buried/Location Ashes   Nassau War Cemetery for United Nations Airmen, Bahamas


Date Buried/Cremated   28 September 1955

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   5 August 1916

VC Presented   14 or 16 December 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Nassau War Cemetery for United Nations Airmen, Bahamas

Memorial, Caernarfon Council Chambers, Gwynedd, Wales

Plaque, On Tower, Porth-Yr-Aur, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

Memorial,  RAF College, Cranwell, Lincolnshire

P  Named On Victoria Cross RAF Memorial,  St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named On Victoria Cross Memorial,  RA Chapel, Woolwich, London

By The Way…

Between the wars, he helped pioneer Aerial Archaeology in the Middle East

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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