Chief Petty Officer Ernest Pitcher VC DSM - Royal Navy ( HMS 'Dunraven' ) ( 'Q' Ship )


GRAVE LOCATION FOR HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN THE COUNTY OF : DORSET

Name Charles George,
BAKER
Frederick,
BARTER
Aylmer Spicer,
CAMERON
Sir Victor Alexander Charles,
CRUTCHLEY
Rank Lieutenant Captain Colonel Admiral
Force 1st Bengal Military Police Bn. 1st Bn, Royal Welch Fusiliers 72nd Highlanders
( Seaforth Highlanders )
Royal Navy *
VC won Suhednee, Indian Mutiny,
27 September 1858
Festubert, France,
16 May 1915
Kotah, Indian Mutiny,
30 March 1858
Ostend, Belgium,
22 April & 9-10 May 1918
London Gaz 25 February 1862 26 June 1915 11 November 1859 28 August 1918
Born Neocolly, Bengal, India,
8 December 1830
Cardiff,
17 January 1891
Hastings, East Sussex,
12 August 1833
London,
2 November 1893
Died 19 February 1906,
Southbourne
15 May 1953,
Poole
10 June 1909,
Alverstoke, Hampshire
24 January 1986,
Nettlecombe
Grave Christchurch Cemetery Bournemouth Crematorium St Mark's Churchyard, Highcliffe St Mary's Churchyard, Powerstock
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, Caernarvon Highlanders Museum, Fort George, Ardersier National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
Remarks None MC None * HMS Vindictive. KCB DSC

DORSET

Name Joseph John,
DAVIES
Sir Reginald Clare,
HART
Henry James ( James Huntley ),
KNIGHT
William Job,
MAILLARD
Rank Staff-Sergeant General Captain Staff Surgeon
Force 10th Bn, Royal Welch Fusiliers Corps of Bengal Sappers & Miners King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment Royal Navy
VC won Delville Wood, France,
20 July 1916
Bazar Valley, Afghan War,
31 January 1879
Van Wyk's Vlei, 2nd Boer War,
21 August 1900
Candia, Crete,
6 September 1898
London Gaz 26 September 1916 10 June 1879 4 January 1901 2 December 1898
Born Tipton, Staffordshire,
28 April 1889
Scarriff, Co Clare, Ireland,
11 June 1848
Yeovil, Somerset,
5 November 1878
Banwell, Somerset,
10 March 1863
Died 16 February 1976,
Bournemouth
Bournemouth,
10 October 1931
24 November 1955,
Winterborne Anderson
10 September 1903,
Bournemouth
Grave Bournemouth Crematorium St Mary's Churchyard, Netherbury St Andrew's Churchyard, Milborne St Andrew
( Bournemouth Crematorium )
Wimborne Road Cemetery, Bournemouth
Location
of VC
Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, Caernarvon Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
King's Regiment Museum, Liverpool Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None GCB KCVO None None

DORSET

Name Jack Foreman,
MANTLE
Arthur,
MAYO
Frederick,
MCNESS
Edward Noel,
MELLISH
Rank Acting Leading Seaman Midshipman Sergeant Captain The Rev T/Chaplain
Force Royal Navy * Indian Navy, Naval Brigade ( Indian ) 1st Bn, Scots Guards Army Chaplain's Dept.
( att'd Royal Fusiliers )
VC won Portland Harbour,
4 July 1940
Dacca, Indian Mutiny,
22 November 1857
Ginchy, France,
15 September 1916
St Eloi, Belgium,
27 - 29 March 1916
London Gaz 3 September 1940 25 February 1862 26 October 1916 20 April 1916
Born Wandsworth, SE London,
12 April 1917
Oxford,
18 May 1840
Bramley, Yorkshire,
22 January 1892
Barnet, Hertfordshire,
24 December 1880
Died 4 July 1940,
Portland Harbour
18 May 1920,
Boscombe
4 May 1958,
Boscombe
8 July 1962,
South Petherton, Somerset
Grave Portland Naval Cemetery East Cemetery, Boscombe, Bournemouth Bournemouth Crematorum Weymouth Crematorium
Location
of VC
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Not publicly held Scots Guards RHQ, Wellington Barracks, London Royal Fusiliers Museum, Tower of London
Remarks * HMS Foylebank None None MC

DORSET

Name Ernest Herbert,
PITCHER
Alfred Oliver,
POLLARD
Thomas,
PRIDE
William Bernard,
RHODES-MOORHOUSE
Rank Chief Petty Officer Second Lieutenant Captain of the Afterguard Lieutenant
Force Royal Navy * 1st Bn, Honourable Artillery Company Royal Navy 2 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
VC won Bay of Biscay,
8 August 1917
Gavrelle, France,
29 April 1917
Shimonoski, Japan,
6 September 1864
Over Courtrai, France,
26 April 1915
London Gaz 2 November 1917 8 June 1917 21 April 1865 22 May 1915
Born Mullion, Cornwall,
31 December 1888
Wallington, Surrey,
4 May 1893
Oldbridge,
29 March 1835
London,
26 September 1887
Died 10 February 1946,
Sherborne
4 December 1960,
Bournemouth
16 July 1893,
Parkstone
27 April 1915,
Merville Casualty Clearing Station, France
Grave Northbrook Cemetery, Swanage Bournemouth Crematorium All Saint's Churchyard, Branksome Park Parnham House
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Honourable Artillery Company, London National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks * HMS Dunraven ( 'Q' ship )
DSM
MC & Bar DCM None None

DORSET

Name James,
WELCH



Rank Sergeant


Force 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment


VC won Oppy, France,
29 April 1917



London Gaz 27 June 1917


Born Stratfield Saye,
7 July 1889



Died 28 June 1978,
Bournemouth



Grave North Cemetery, Bournemouth


Location
of VC
The Rifles ( Berkshire & Wiltshire ) Museum, Salisbury


Remarks None


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