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About Christopher William Vane M.C.

Date of Birth
28 October 1888

Birth Place
St Georges, Hanover Square, London, England

Date of Death
19 October 1964

Place of Death
Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear , England


Henry de Vere Vane, 9th Baron Barnard 10 May 1854 - 28 December 1918 and Lady Catherine Sarah Cecil 8 April 1861 -14 March 1918. Married 28 June 1881 St Thomas, Marylebone, London, England

Henry Cecil 19 September 1882 – 9 October 1917 and Ralph Frederick 8 June 1891-6 June 1928

Sylvia Mary Straker born abt 1899, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. Married 14 October 1920, St Agatha's, Gilling West, Durham, England

Rosemary Myra 4 November 1921-31 December 1999, Henry John Neville 21 September 1923 – 3 April 2016, Gerald Raby born 1926



Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry


Military Cross

Silver Badge

Service Record

Civilian Employment
1911 2nd Lieutenant in Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry 1939 Landowner

France and Belguim

Additional Information

Census Information
1891 Bournemouth, Christchurch, Hampshire, England 1901 Remenham Place, Remenham Berkshire, London (Pupil) 1911 Raby Castle, Staindrop, Durham, England

Absent Voters Roll
Raby Castle, Staindrop, Durham, England Capt. W&C Yeo

1939 Register
Old Lodge Farm , Barnard Castle R.D., Durham, England (Raby Castle ?)

Air Raid Precautions

Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find my Past and Forces War Records

Christopher William (Hon) Vane,as an owner of the Military Cross, is entitled to use the letters M.C. after his name. Citations for the M.C. were published in the London Gazette during the Great War. However if the M.C. was a King’s Birthday or New Year award, details were not published and in most cases will not be available. Gazette issue 30813 dated 23/07/1918 . Military Cross; For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His company was the last of the battalion to evacuate the trenches. He remained behind until all his men were clear, and assisted in giving covering fire with the last platoon, although badly wounded. He set a fine example and cheered his men on, quite regardless of his own safety. Severeley wounded in the hip. Photos Christopher William Vane and Sylvia Mary Straker .

- Research by JB