Samuel FRICKLETON, VC[1, 2]

  Male 1891 - 1971  (80 years)

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  • Name Samuel FRICKLETON 
    Suffix VC 
    Born 1 Apr 1891  Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 1971  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Sep 1971  Taita Cemetery, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral Director: Croft Funeral Home Ltd

    PID I198  NZ Malkins
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    +1. Logan Samuel FRICKLETON
    d. 19 Nov 1984  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2018 
    FID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Samuel's Life Events
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1891
    - Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1971
    - Wellington, New Zealand
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Sep 1971
    - Taita Cemetery, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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    FRICKLETON Samuel VC - Plaque
    FRICKLETON Samuel VC - Plaque
    Plot: RSA Soldiers Burial
    Block 11
    Row B
    Plot 08

    FRICKLETON Samuel - VC
    FRICKLETON Samuel - VC
    Short Story Victoria Cross


  • Sources 
    1. [S07] UK, Army List, 1918, (MyHeritage), (Reliability: 4).

      Samuel Frickleton
      Birth: Apr 1 1891 - Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland
      Age: 26
      Residence cities: Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland Wellington, New Zealand
      Residence countries: Scotland New Zealand
      Death: Sep 1 1971 - Wellington, New Zealand
      Commemorated: Taita Servicemen's Cemetery, Naenae, New Zealand; Hq Dunedin Rsa, New Zealand
      Grade date: Mar 26 1918
      Duty location: Messines, Belgium; France and Flanders
      Date of action: June 7 1917
      Document year: 1918
      Nationality: British
      Military Service: New Zealand Army
      Service #: 6/2133
      Rank: Lance Corporal
      Regiment: 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own)
      Battalion: 3rd Battalion
      Campaign medals: Victory Medal, British War Medal
      Gallantry awards: Victoria Cross,
      Note: 3rd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Later Second Lieutenant and Captain. On Supernumerary or Seconded Lists.
      Publication date: July 31 1917
      Page: 7906 (V.C.); Issue: 30215 (V.C.)
      Article: GAZETTE ISSUE 30215, VICTORIA CROSSView gazette His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned:- No. 6/2133 Lance-Corporal Samuel Frickleton, New Zealand Infantry. For most conspicuous bravery and determination when, on 7th June 1917 at Messines, Belgium, with attacking troops, which came under heavy fire and were checked. Although slightly wounded Corporal Frickleton dashed forward at the head of his section, pushed into our barrage and personally destroyed with bombs an enemy machine-gun and crew which was causing heavy casualties. He then attacked a second gun, killing the whole of the crew of twelve. By the destruction of these two guns, he undoubtedly saved his own and other units from very severe casualties, and his magnificent courage and gallantry ensured the capture of the objective. During the consolidation of the position he received a second severe wound. He set, throughout, a great example of heroism.

    2. [S12] Kalnins-Edwards McQueen-Jackson family tree Web Site, Eddie Kalnins (Reliability: 3), 27 Aug 2017.
      Personal photo of Samuel Frickleton V.C., Awarded the Victoria Cross for action on June 7 1917 Added via a Photo Discovery™

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