Plaque honouring Victoria Cross heroes to be unveiled at Golders Green Crematorium

The Victoria Cross. Picture: PA/Edmond Terakopian.

The Victoria Cross. Picture: PA/Edmond Terakopian. - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

A plaque commemorating 14 men recognised for their bravery in war is set to be unveiled at Golders Green Crematorium.

Tomorrow, a ceremony to mark the unveiling will be held at the crematorium in Hoop Lane at 2pm.

The plaque, located adjacent to the Commonwealth War Graves Memorial, will depict the names of 14 Victoria Cross recipients and an engraving of the medal - the nation’s highest award for valour in the face of the enemy.

The names include two Royal Navy officers, ten Army officers and two non-commissioned Army officers who have been cremated at Golders Green Crematorium since 1915.

While the majority of these servicemen came from the UK, the group also includes men born in Australia, Holland, India and Ireland.

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The decorations, won in 19th century conflicts in India, South Africa, in the Great War and during the Second World War, were awarded between 1891 and 1943.

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