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Admiral Sir Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley VC, KCB, DSC, DL (2 November 1893 – 24 January 1986) was a senior Royal Navy officer during the Second World War and a First World War recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Victor was born on 2 November 1893 at 28 Lennox Gardens, Chelsea, London, the only son of Percy Edward Crutchley and Hon. Frederica Louisa FitzRoy, second daughter of Charles FitzRoy, 3rd Baron Southampton. His mother had been maid of honour to Queen Victoria. He was a godchild of Queen Victoria (from whom he derived his first two names)
He passed away in 1986.
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