|Born||2 October 1897
Shotton, Flintshire, Wales
|Died||13 January 1959 (aged 61)
Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales
|Unit||Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|Battles/wars||First World War|
Henry Weale VC (2 October 1897 – 13 January 1959) was a Welsh 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 26 August 1918 at Bazentin-le-Grand, France, when the advance of the adjacent battalion was held up by enemy machine-guns, Lance-Corporal Weale was ordered to deal with hostile posts. When his Lewis gun failed him, on his own initiative, he rushed the nearest post and killed the crew, then went for the others, the crews of which fled on his approach. His dashing action cleared the way for the advance, inspired his comrades and resulted in the capture of all the machine-guns.
He later achieved the rank of sergeant. The TA centre in Queensferry, North Wales is now named the Henry Weale VC TA Centre. He was born in Shotton, Flintshire and is buried at Rhyl. In 2010 a memorial garden was opened in Shotton in memory of Henry Weale.
- Location of grave and VC medal (Clwyd, Wales)