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Victoria Cross,D.S.M.:Chief Petty Officer:Ernest James Pitcher, P/227029 Royal Navy

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Chief Petty Officer PITCHER, ERNEST JAMES

    Service Number P/227029

    Died 10/02/1946

    Aged 57

    H.M.S. Attack
    Royal Navy

    V C, D S M

    Croix de Guerre, Medaille Militaire. Son of George and Sarah Pitcher; husband of Lily Ethel Louisa Pitcher, of Swanage.


    INSCRIPTION
    AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

    CITATION

    The following particulars are given in the London Gazette of 30th October, 1917

    "P.O. Pitcher was selected by the crew of a gun of one of H.M. Ships to receive the Victoria Cross under Rule 13 of the Royal Warrant dated 29th January, 1856."

    The action fought by this ship has been described as the greatest action of any "Q" boat against a submarine, fought by a ship's company of heroes."

    Buried at SWANAGE (NORTHBROOK) CEMETERY

    Location: Dorset, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 28

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot F. Uncons. Grave 122.



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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Freemasons Hall,London

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    2 x Pitchers have won the VC :
    Ernest Herbert Pitcher 31 Dec 1888 Mullion, Cornwall Royal Navy Auxiliary Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset 10 Feb 1946

    Henry William Pitcher 1841 Bath, Somerset Dehra Ghazi Khan, India 5 Jul 1875

    UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007
    Name: Ernest Herbert Pitcher
    Birth Date: 31 Dec 1888
    Birth Place: Mullion, Cornwall
    Death Date: 10 Feb 1946
    Death Place: Royal Navy Auxiliary Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset
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    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Ernest Pitcher
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 31 Dec 1887
    Birth Place: Mullion, Cornwall
    Death Date: 10 Feb 1946
    Death Age: 58
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    TD

    Hmmm a couple of different middle names there :rolleyes:
     
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