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Victoria Cross Awardee Rigaud's

Wakeford, Richard, 1921-1972

  • GB-2014-WSA-17467
  • Person
  • 1921-1972

Wakeford, Richard, brother of Victor David Wakeford (qv); b. 23 July 1921; adm. Sept. 1934 (R); left Apr. 1940; Roy. Hampshire Regt 1941-5 (temp. Lieut.-Col.), three times wounded, despatches (N. Africa) Sept. 1943; awarded the Victoria Cross July 1944 for leadership in an attack near Monte Cassino in May 1944; Trin. Coll. Oxf., matric. 1946, BA 1948, MA 1962; adm. a solicitor Oct. 1951; partner Layton & Co.; a Master of the Supreme Court (Chancery Divn) 1964; member Court of Assistants Haberdashers' Company, and a governor of Haber­dashers' Aske's Hatcham Schools; JP (Surrey); m. 31 Mar. 1951 Denise Elizabeth, d. of Sidney Thomas Corlson; d. 27 Aug. 1972.