Frederick Luke VC

Name: Frederick Luke

Conflict: First World War

Gazetted: November 25, 1914

Service: Army

Frederick Luke VC
Frederick Luke VC Medals
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Place/date of birth: Lockerley, West Tytherley, Hampshire/September 29, 1895

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Driver (later Sergeant)

Date of bravery: August 26, 1914

London Gazette citation [joint citation]:

71787 Driver. Frederick Luke. 37th Battery Royal Field Artillery.

At Le Cateau on 26th August, as volunteers, helping to save guns under fire from hostile infantry who were 100 yards away.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Glasgow/March 12, 1983

Grave/memorials: Linn Crematorium, Glasgow; Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 1999

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum