Samuel Frickleton, soldier from New Zealand receiving Victoria Cross from King George V at presentation.
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30 Jan 1918
Samuel Frickleton, receiving Victoria Cross medal from King George V for act of bravery at Messines, Belgium, 7 June 1917. Born in Slamannan, Frickleton was attached to 3rd Battalion NZ (Rifle) Brigade NZEF.
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Photo signed to Samuel's sister, Jeannie.
Information from register of VCs (Falkirk Library p97, entry 430). Samuel Frickleton - rank: l/corporal (later captain). Unit: 3rd battalion NZ (Rifle) Brigade N.Z.E.F. Place/date of deed:: Messines, Belgium, 7 June 1917. Place/date of birth: Slamannan 1 April 1891. Place/date of death::Wellington, New Zealand 1 September 1971. Place of memorial: 1.Taita Servicemen's Cemetery, Naenge, N.Z. 2. Name on a commemorative plaque outside HQ Dunedin RSA New Zealand.