Company Sergeant Major Peter Wright VC - 3rd Bn, Coldstream Guards


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IN THE COUNTY OF : SUFFOLK

Name Alfred,
ABLETT
Henry,
ADDISON
Geoffrey Leonard,
CHESHIRE
James Morris Colquhon,
COLVIN
Rank Sergeant Private Group Captain Colonel
Force 3rd Bn, Grenadier Guards 43rd Regiment
( Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire LI )
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Corps of Bengal Sappers & Miners
VC won Sebastopol, Crimea,
2 September 1855
Kurrereah, Indian Mutiny,
2 January 1859
Flying Duties,
1940 - 1944
Mohmand Campaign, India,
16 - 17 September 1897
London Gaz 24 February 1857 2 September 1859 8 September 1944 20 May 1898
Born Weybread,
3 April 1830
Bardwell,
February 1821
Chester,
7 September 1917
Bijnor, North West Frontier, India,
26 August 1870
Died 12 March 1897,
Poplar, E London,
18 June 1887,
Bardwell
31 July 1992,
Cavendish
7 December 1945,
Stanway
Grave St Andrew's Churchyard, Weybread
( grave not marked )
St Peter & St Paul Churchyard, Bardwell Cavendish Churchyard
( opposite St Mary's Church )
Ipswich Crematorium
Location
of VC
Grenadier Guards RHQ, Wellington Barracks, London Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Not publicly held
Remarks DCM None OM DSO & 2 Bars DFC None

SUFFOLK

Name Samuel,
HARVEY
Rawdon Hume,
MIDDLETON
Arthur Frederick,
SAUNDERS
Peter Harold,
WRIGHT
Rank Private Pilot Officer Sergeant Company Sergeant Major
Force 1st Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment Royal Australian Air Force
att'd 149 Squadron Royal Air Force
9th (S) Bn, Suffolk Regiment 3rd Bn, Coldstream Guards
VC won Loos, France,
29 September 1915
Raid on Turin, Italy,
28 - 29 November 1942
Loos, France,
26 September 1915
Salerno, Italy,
25 September 1943
London Gaz 18 November 1915 15 January 1943 30 March 1916 7 September 1944
Born Basford, Nottinghamshire
17 September 1881
Sydney, NSW, Australia,
22 July 1916
Ipswich,
23 April 1878
Mettingham,
10 August 1916
Died 23 September 1960,
Stowmarket
29 November 1942,
during VC action
30 July 1947,
Ipswich
5 April 1990,
Ipswich
Grave Ipswich Old Cemetery
( headstone erected Sep 2000 )
St John's Churchyard, Beck Row
( 5 February 1943 )
Ipswich Borough Crematorium All Saints Churchyard, Ashbocking
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Australian War Memorial, Canberra Suffolk Regiment Museum, Bury St Edmunds Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None Body washed ashore on 1 February 1943 following aircraft crash None Wright's DCM substituted for the VC on the instructions of King George VI

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