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VC834   William Ratcliffe

Name   William Ratcliffe   No.   2251   

VC Issue No.   834   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   South Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later   Queens Lancashire Regiment

Now   Duke of Lancaster Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   5 Linden Street, West Derby, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Allerton Cemetery, Springwood Avenue, Liverpool, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   RC Section 19, Grave 274

Gazetted   2 August 1917

VC Presented   26 September 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Allerton Cemetery, Springwood Avenue, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

TGWU Memorial, Town Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Abercromby Square, Liverpool, Merseyside

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Liverpool Town Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside

By The Way…

Known by the Press as the Dockers V.C.

VC Held By

On loan to the Imperial War Museum - The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 833 VC 835
VC 833
VC 835

The First World War

BORN   21 March 1883

DIED   26 March 1963   AGE   80

VC Won   14 June 1917   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Messines, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917