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'FOR VALOUR': BRITAIN'S VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS - Sidebar: December/January 1999 British Heritage Feature

Originally published by British Heritage magazine. Published Online: September 23, 1999 
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Graves of VC Winners

There are about a dozen Victoria Cross holders buried in unmarked graves in London and there may be as many as 100 in unmarked graves nationally. Unfortunately, there is no organization for the upkeep of graves although several have been found by individuals and markers placed on them. Many lie in 'that piece of foreign soil that will forever be England' while others went down with their ships. Here is a list of several VC winners' graves:

Angus Buchanan VC (First World War):
Coleford Cemetery, Gloucestershire

John Cornwell VC (First World War):
Manor Park, Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

John Alexander Christie VC (First World War):
Stockport, Cheshire

Gerald Graham VC (Crimea):
St. Mary's Church, Bideford, Devon

Arthur Evans VC (First World War):
Park Cemetery, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire.

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Frederick Hitch VC (Zululand):
St. Nicholas Churchyard, Chiswick, London

Albert Edward McKenzie VC (First World War):
Camberwell Cemetery, Surrey

Godfrey Meynell VC (India):
Guides' Cemetery, Marden, Kent

John Taylor VC (Crimea):
Woolwich, Kent

3 Responses to “'FOR VALOUR': BRITAIN'S VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS - Sidebar: December/January 1999 British Heritage Feature”

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    Kevin Brazier says:

    Just been looking at the site and noticed afew mistales. Jack Cornwell is buried in Manor Park, London not Lincoln. His remains were moved to London. Godfrey Meynell is buried in India, not Kent. Also there 84 unmarked grves of VC holders, of which 44 are in the UK and Ireland.

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    andrew cockburn says:

    Another mistake

    Godfrey Meynell VC is buried in a churchyard in Abbott Abad (same place as they knocked off Bin Laden) in NWFP of Pakistan. I have personally seen his grave and thought at the time , What a place to die so young and so far from home. I even have a photo of it somewhere.

  3. 3
    Andrew Cockburn says:

    as above.

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