Richard Arthur Samuel Bywater GC

Name: Richard Arthur Samuel Bywater

Conflict: Second World War

Gazetted: September 26, 1944

Service: Civilian

Richard Arthur Samuel Bywater GC

Medal group

Place/date of birth: Birmingham/November 3, 1913

Rank when awarded GC (and later highest rank): Civilian

Date of bravery: February 22, 1944

London Gazette citation:

Richard Arthur Samuel Bywater, Factory Development Officer, Ministry of Supply Factory

For outstanding heroism and devotion to duty when an explosion occurred in a factory.

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Other decorations: GM

Place/date of death: Scone, New South Wales, Australia/April 5, 2005

Grave/memorials: Scone Lawn Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia; Section B

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Spink, London, 2018

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