Bennett Southwell GC

Bennett Southwell

Conflict: Second World War

Gazetted: January 23, 1941

Service: Royal Navy

Bennett Southwell GC

Medal group

Place/date of birth: Rotherham, Yorkshire/March 21, 1913

Rank when awarded GC (and later highest rank): Ordinary Seaman

Date of bravery: October 17, 1940

London Gazette citation:

Ordinary Seaman Bennett Southwell, P./JX. 204557

For great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Hoxton, London/October 17, 1940

Grave/memorials: Headstone, Gilroes Cemetery, Leicester

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Dix Noonan Webb, London, 2013

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