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Augustus William Shelton Agar
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1890
Death: Dec. 30, 1968

British Victoria Cross recipient. Details to be added this afternoon (Monday).

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He was born in Kandy in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), the thirteenth son of Irish parents, although his mother died just after his birth and his father died when he was eight, so he was sent to England to be educated at Framlingham in Suffolk and the Royal Naval College in Greenwich. When the First World War broke out, he was on board H.M.S. Hibernia, which at once turned around to Scapa Flow, and he was later to serve in the Dardenelles and the White Sea. After the Armistice, he was asked to volunteer for an undercover mission on board a coastal motor boat, based at Terrimki in Finland and ferrying British agents in and out of the Soviet Union. On the 17th. June 1919,

In the General Election of 1945, he contested Greenwich as a Conservative, but was defeated by the Labour candidate, Joseph Reeves.

His Victoria Cross is on display at the Imperial War Museum in London. In order to find his grave, use the more Northerly entrance, opposite Greenfield Lane, and turn left (North). Commodore Agar's grave is the eight one on the left, about twenty yards along the path.

Alton Cemetery
East Hampshire District
Hampshire, England
Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Jul 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11421358
Augustus William Shelton Agar
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Augustus William Shelton Agar
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Augustus William Shelton Agar
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
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- Saranyu
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Nov. 28, 2013

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013
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