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VC737   Albert Gill

BORN   8 September 1879

DIED   27 July 1916   AGE   36

VC Won   27 July 1916   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Delville Wood, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Albert Gill   No.   2851   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   737   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's Royal Rifle Corps, 1st Battalion

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Hospital Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   Delville Wood, Longueval, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, 7 miles east of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 4, Row C, Grave 3

Gazetted   26 October 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Rosette


P  Headstone, Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, 7 miles east of Albert, Somme, France

P  Memorial Plaque, Royal Mail Delivery Office, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Named On War Memorial, St Peters Church,Springhill, [Church Closed] Memorial Now At St Johns & St Peters Church, Darnley Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, West Midlands. Currently Stored In The Bell Tower

Named on Brothers Grave, Grave 1822, Section I, Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Walk of Heroes, Hall of Memory, Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

By The Way…

He was a Postman and is commemorated in his old sorting office in Hockley, Birmingham

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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