Lieutenant Edward Benn Smith VC - 5th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN: FRANCE

VC BURIAL LOCATIONS IN FRANCE ( S TO Y )

Name John William,
SAYER
John,
SCHOFIELD
Cecil Harold,
SEWELL
William Henry,
SHORT
Rank Lance Corporal 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant Private
Force 8th Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment ( West Surrey ) 5th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
att'd 3rd (Light) Bn, Tank Corps
8th Bn, Yorkshire Regiment
VC won Le Verguier, France,
21 March 1918
Givenchy, France,
9 April 1918
Fremicourt, France,
29 August 1918
Martinpuich, France,
6 August 1916
London Gaz 9 June 1919 28 June 1918 30 October 1918 9 September 1916
Born Ilford, Essex,
12 April 1879
Revidge, Lancashire,
4 March 1892
Greenwich, London,
27 January 1895
Middlesbrough,
4 February 1885
Died 18 April 1918,
Le Cateau, France *
9 April 1918,
Givenchy, France
29 August 1918,
Fremicourt, France
7 August 1916,
Martinpuich, France
Grave Le Cateau Military Cemetery Veille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Vaulx-Vrancourt Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Bury Royal Tank Regiment Museum, Bovington Green Howards Museum, Richmond
Remarks * As a prisoner of war None None None

VC BURIAL LOCATIONS IN FRANCE ( S TO Y )

Name Ellis Welwood,
SIFTON
Edward Benn,
SMITH
James Edward,
TAIT
Richard Charles,
TRAVIS
Rank Lance Sergeant Lieutenant Lieutenant Sergeant
Force 18th Bn, Western Ontario Regiment 5th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers 78th Bn, Manitoba Regiment 2nd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, NZEF
VC won Neuville-St-Vaast, France,
9 April 1917
Serre, France,
21 - 23 August 1918
Amiens, France,
8 - 11 August 1918
Rossignol Wood, France,
24 July 1918
London Gaz 8 June 1917 22 October 1918 27 September 1918 27 September 1918
Born Wallacetown, Ontario,
12 October 1891
Maryport, Cumberland,
10 November 1898
Greembrae, Dumfries & Galloway,
27 May 1886
Otara, Southland,
6 April 1884
Died 9 April 1917,
Neuville-St-Vaast, France
12 January 1940,
Bucquoy, France *
11 August 1918,
Amiens, France
25 July 1918,
Rossignol Wood, France
Grave Lichfield Crater Cemetery, Thelus Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension Fouquescourt British Cemetery Couin New British Cemetery
Location
of VC
Elgin County Pioneer Museum, St Thomas, Ontario Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Glenbow Museum, Calgary Southland Museum, Invercargill, New Zealand
Remarks None * Killed in action in WW II MC DCM, MM

VC BURIAL LOCATIONS IN FRANCE ( S TO Y )

Name James Youll,
TURNBULL
Alexander Buller,
TURNER
Bernard William,
VANN
Horace,
WALLER
Rank Sergeant 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant Colonel Private
Force 17th Bn, Highland Light Infantry 3rd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment 8th Bn, Sherwood Foresters 10th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
VC won Authuille, Somme, France,
1 July 1916
Vermelles, France,
28 September 1915
Canal du Nord, France,
29 September 1918
Heninel, France,
10 April 1917
London Gaz 25 November 1916 18 November 1915 14 December 1918 8 June 1917
Born Glasgow,
24 December 1883
Thatcham, Berkshire,
22 May 1893
Rushden, Northamptonshire,
9 July 1887
Dewsbury, Yorkshire,
23 September 1897
Died 1 July 1916,
Authuille, France
1 October 1915,
Chocques, France
3 October 1918,
Rammicourt, France
10 April 1917,
Heninel, France
Grave Lonsdale Cemetery, Aveluy & Authuille Chocques Military Cemetery Bellicourt British Cemetery Cojeul British Cemetery, St Martin-sur-Cojeul
Location
of VC
Not publicly held The Rifles ( Berkshire & Wiltshire ) Museum, Salisbury Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Not publicly held
Remarks None None MC & Bar None

VC BURIAL LOCATIONS IN FRANCE ( S TO Y )

Name William Herbert,
WARING
Lawrence Carthage,
WEATHERS
Harry,
WELLS
Richard Annesley,
WEST
Rank Lance Sergeant Corporal Sergeant Lieutenant Colonel
Force 25th Bn, Royal Welch Fusiliers 43rd Bn, AIF 2nd Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment North Irish Horse
seconded to 6th Bn, Tank Corps
VC won Ronssby, France,
18 September 1918
Allaines, France,
2 September 1918
Le Rutoire Farm, France,
25 September 1915
Courcelles & Vaulx Vracourt, France,
21 August & 2 September 1918
London Gaz 31 January 1919 26 December 1918 18 November 1915 30 October 1918
Born Welshpool, Montgomeryshire,
13 October 1885
Whangarei, Auckland,
14 May 1890
Herne Bay, Kent,
19 September 1888
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire,
26 September 1878
Died 8 October 1918,
In hospital, Le Havre, France
29 September 1918,
Peronne, France
25 September 1915,
Le Rutoire Farm, France
2 September 1918,
Vaulx Vracourt, France
Grave Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos Mory Abbey Military Cemetery
Location
of VC
Welshpool Town Council, Powys Not publicly held Royal Sussex Regiment Museum, Eastbourne Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks MM None None DSO & Bar, MC

VC BURIAL LOCATIONS IN FRANCE ( S TO Y )

Name Thomas,
WOODCOCK
Theodore,
WRIGHT
Frank Edward,
YOUNG

Rank Corporal Captain 2nd Lieutenant
Force 2nd Bn, Irish Guards 57th Field Coy, Corps of Royal Engineers 1st Bn, Hertfordshire Regiment
VC won Broenbeek, Belgium,
12 - 13 September 1917
Mons, Belgium, 23 August 1914
Vailly, France, 14 September 1914
Havrincourt, France,
18 September 1918

London Gaz 17 October 1917 16 November 1914 14 December 1918
Born Wigan, Lancashire,
19 March 1888
Hove, East Sussex,
15 May 1883
Cherat, NW India (Pakistan),
2 October 1895

Died 27 March 1918,
Bullecourt, France
14 September 1914,
Vailly, France
18 September 1918,
Havrincourt, France

Grave Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery Vailly British Cemetery Hermies Hill British Cemetery
Location
of VC
Irish Guards RHQ, Wellington Barracks, London Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment Museum, Luton
Remarks None None None

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