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Anthony Cecil Capel Miers
Anthony Cecil Capel Miers (VC, KBE, CB, DSO & Bar) was a Scottish 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.
On 4 March 1942 in Corfu Harbour , north-western Greece, Commander Miers, commanding HM Submarine Torbay, having followed an enemy convoy into the harbour the previous day, fired torpedoes at a destroyer and two 5000-ton transports, scoring hits on the two supply ships, which almost certainly sank. Torbay then had a very hazardous withdrawal to the open sea, enduring 40 depth-charges. The submarine had been in closely patrolled enemy waters for 17 hours.
Later Sir Anthony. He later achieved the rank of Rear-Admiral. Grave/memorial at Buried at Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, Scotland. Roman Catholic Section. Headstone.
Photo of his medal collection at the Imperial War Museum.
(Submitted by Antoni Chmielowski, 5 Dec 2000)
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Imperial War Museum (London, England).
- British VCs of World War 2 (John Laffin, 1997)
- Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- SCOTLAND'S FORgotten VALOUR (Graham Ross, 1995)
- Antoni Chmielowski
- Location of grave and VC medal (Highland, Scotland)
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