Ferdinand Maurice Felix West

Ferdinand Maurice Felix West

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Air Commodore Ferdinand Maurice Felix West VC CBE MC RAF (19 January 1896 - 8 July 1988) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.Born in London in 1896, "Freddy" West was the son of an army officer killed in 1902 during the Second Boer War. Growing up in Italy, he attended the University of Genoa in 1913 and during the 1914 vacation he acquired a post in banking. When war broke out he joined the British Army, initially in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1914 as a private, before being commissioned in May 1915 and joining the Royal Munster Fusiliers. He arrived in France in November 1915.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135666797
  • 9786135666793