This week, 3rd and 4th August 2021 the Victoria Cross Trust grave care team worked with the Parish of Frimley to clean and repair the graves of Victoria Cross recipients which included a total reconstruction of the central cross. All made possible through support and funding received as part of the Maintaining the Memories project from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.
William George Cubitt VC passed away in 1903 having earned his VC during the retreat from Lucknow in 1857 Lewis Evans VC was his nephew and represented a true VC family that also included James Hills VC also uncle to Evans. His grave made of white marble required the use of our high-pressure steam specialist cleaning equipment to reveal its true state.
Muir VC’s family plot required much more work with the central cross being snapped off at its base a laying in a sorry state amongst the kerb edgings. Muir earned his VC in Korea rallying his men during enemy attacks offensives on his position
Our final task was to clean the grave of John Charles Melliss VC who earned his VC in 1900 in Obassa leading a charge and hand to hand fighting with the enemy. Once again the Doff system was brought to bear and the memorial brought back to its original state.
The support we had from the Parish of Frimley team to achieve these goals was phenomenal and we look forward to working with them in future projects.