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VC959   Frank Crowther Roberts

Name   Frank Crowther Roberts   No.     

VC Issue No.   959   Awards   VC    DSO   MC   OBE

Regiment   Worcestershire Regiment commanding 1st Battalion

Later   Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment     

Now   2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment      

Rank VC Won    Acting Lieutenant Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Major- General

Place Of Birth   Highbury, North London, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 'Four Winds', Stanhope, Bretby, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Wystan's Churchyard, Bretby, near Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England

Cremated   Bretby Crematorium, nr Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   8 May 1918

VC Presented   1 June 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Family Headstone, St Wystan's Churchyard, Bretby, near Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, England

P  Named in Book of Remembrance, Bretby Crematorium, near Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire

By The Way…

A career soldier,he stayed in the army after the war, and served in Egypt, Sudan, China, Germany, India, Iraq, Northern Ireland retiring from the army in 1939

VC Held By

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



VC 958 VC 960
VC 958
VC 960

BORN   2 June 1891

DIED   12 January 1982  AGE   90

VC Won   22 March-2 April 1918  AGE 26

Place VC Won   West of Somme/Pargny, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War