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VC928   Walter Napleton Stone

Name   Walter Napleton Stone   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   928   Awards   VC    DSO   MC

Regiment   Royal Fusiliers, 3rd Battalion attached to 17th (Service) Battalion, B Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    Acting Captain

Rank End Of Career  Acting Captain

Place Of Birth   Lansdowne Place, Blackheath, London, England

Place Of Death   Mouvres, near Cambrai, France

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


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 3

Gazetted   13 February 1918

VC Presented   2 March 1918 or 26 July 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, Edward & Emily Frances


P  Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France

P  Named on Family Headstone, Greenwich Cemetery, Well Hall Road, South London

P  Named on War Memorial, St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

Named on War Memorial, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, By War Memorial, High Street South, Lewisham, South London

P  Named on Mural, Lewisham Shopping Centre, Lewisham, South London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Civic Centre, Lewisham, South London

By The Way…

The Royal Fusiliers nickname the Elegant Extracts, came about on the regiments formation in 1685, its officers were drawn from other regiments

VC Held By

Held by Family



VC 927 VC 929
VC 927
VC 929

The First World War

BORN   7 December 1891

DIED   30 November 1917    AGE   25

VC Won   30 November 1917   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Cambrai Sector, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917