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John Dunville VC

Inscription

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:}
Second Lieutenant John Dunville, 1st (Royal) Dragoons, 24th-15th June 1917.

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?

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
John Dunville VC

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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John Dunville, VC

Soldier. Born John Spencer Dunville in Marylebone. He was a second lieutenant...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
John Dunville VC

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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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Ferdinand West VC

Ferdinand West VC

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Captain Ferdinand West, Royal A...

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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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