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VC1262    John Pennington Harman

Name   John Pennington Harman    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1262   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion

Later    

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won    Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Beckenham, Kent, England

Place Of Death   Kohima, Assam, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Kohima War Cemetery, 60 miles north of Imphal, India

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot VIII, Row E, Grave 3

Gazetted    22 June 1944

VC Presented   26 March 1945 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Headstone, Kohima War Cemetery, 60 miles north of Imphal, India

P  Memorial Window, St Peter ans St Paul Church, Chaldon, Surrey

P  Book of Remembrance, St Peter ans St Paul Church, Chaldon, Surrey

P  Named on Kohima Memorial Cross, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent

Memorial cut into quarry, Lundy Island, Bristol Channel

Named on War Memorial, Bedales School, Church Road, Steep, Hampshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Clifton School, Bristol

Named on War Memorial, Caterham School, Caterham, Surrey

P  Blue Plaque, 9 Shrewsbury Road, Beckenham, Kent


By The Way…

He has a strong connection and a memorial at Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel, his Father bought the Island in 1925


VC Held By

Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, England

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BORN    20 July 1914

DIED  9 April 1944   AGE    29

VC Won   8-9 April 1944   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Waken Hill, Imphal, India

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War