Cherry, Percy Herbert, VC MC (Captain, b.1895 - d.1917)

Accession Number PR00110
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 5 items
Object type Papers
Maker Cherry, Percy Herbert
Date made 1917-1920
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0309
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Original letter from King George V offering condolences on the death of Captain Cherry V.C., M.C., and regret at being unable to present the VC to Cherry before his death. The collection also contains a letter from General Birdwood to Mrs Cherry (mother) offering condolences and giving details of the action Captain Cherry was involved in on the day of his death. A newspaper article on Cherry and copies of extracts from the London Gazette for his V.C. and M.C. citations also form part of the collection.