Plaque | War served | WW1

Ferdinand West VC

Inscription

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:}
Captain Ferdinand West, Royal Air Force, 10th August 1918

Site: VC heroes - Victoria Embankment (12 memorials)

SW1, Victoria Embankment, Victoria Embankment Gardens

Reading right to left: De Pass; Rhodes-Moorhouse; Keysor; Campbell; Dunville; Colyer-Fergusson; Hewitt; Elliott-Cooper; Watson; Drummond; West; Gort. The last 4 were added in 2018, after we'd taken our main photograph.

We do wonder why these VC plaques are here, close to the Ministry of Defence, when others are near the homes of those honoured. A viscount and 3 hyphens?  Does their class have anything to do with this elite location?

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Ferdinand West VC

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Captain Ferdinand West, VC

Aviator. Born Ferdinand Maurice Felix West in Paddington. Known as Freddie, h...

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Department for Communities and Local Government

A department of the government of the UK. From Victoria Cross commemorative p...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Dennis Hewitt, VC

Dennis Hewitt, VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Second Lieutenant Dennis Hewitt, ...

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Frank de Pass VC

Frank de Pass VC

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Lieutenant Frank de Pass, 34th ...

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Geoffrey Drummond VC

Geoffrey Drummond VC

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey D...

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John Campbell, VC

John Campbell, VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Lieutenant Colonel John Campbell,...

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John Dunville VC

John Dunville VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Second Lieutenant John Dunville, ...

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