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VC897   Frederick George Dancox   

Name   Frederick George Dancox   No.   21654   

VC Issue No.   897   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Worcestershire Regiment, 4th Battalion

Later   Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment  

Now   2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Barbourne, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Place Of Death   Near Masnieres, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, Louveral Military Cemetery, Doignies, 8 miles east of Bapaume, Nord, France (Location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 6

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   17 or 31 July 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Ellen


P  Named on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France

P  Named on War Memorial, All Saints Church, Deansway, Worcester, Worcestershire

P  Dancox House, Sheltered Accomadation, St Clements Gardens, Worcester, Worcestershire

P  Memorial Plaque, Chapel Walk entrance, Crown Gate Shopping Centre, Worcester, Worcestershire

P  Plaque at Site of Action, Langsmark, Belguim

By The Way…

He died on the 30th of November 1917, the day he should have received the Victoria Cross from the King at Buckingham Palace

VC Held By

Worcestershire Regiment Museum, Worcester City Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, England



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The First World War

BORN   1879

DIED   30 November 1917    AGE   38

VC Won   9 October 1917   AGE   38

Place VC Won   Namur Crossing, Boesinghe, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917