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Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Woolley VC

War dead  Male  Born 14/5/1892  Died 10/12/1968

Categories: War Memorial WW1

Born St Peter’s Vicarage in Bethnal Green, as Geoffrey Harold Woolley, the vicar’s son. The first British Territorial Army officer to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He was serving with the London Regiment and captured Hill 60 in the Ypres Salient on the night of 20th -21st April 1915. Survived WW1 and returned to his studies, becoming ordained and working as a vicar until he retired. Died at home in Sussex.

Looking for Woolley's birth place, St Peter's Vicarage, we found St Peter's Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens so we'd guess the vicarage was one of the buildings around the Gardens.

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Geoffrey Woolley - E2

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Geoffrey Woolley VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Woolle...

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