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VC1264    John Niel Randle

Name   John Niel Randle    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1264   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Norfolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won    Temporary Captain

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Captain

Place Of Birth   Benares, India

Place Of Death   Kohima Ridge, India

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


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row C, Grave 8

Gazetted    12 December 1944

VC Presented   No presentation


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

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk

P  Memorial Plaque, St Peter's Church, Petersham, Surrey

Named on War Memorial, Merton College, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Radlett, Hertfordshire

P  Named on VC Plaque at Brittania Court, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk

P  Named on War Memorial, Marlbrough College, Wiltshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Marlbrough College, Wiltshire

Named on Celtic Cross, War Memorial, Dragon School, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Named on Brass War Memorial, Dragon School, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Randle Green, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk

Randle Road, Richmond

By The Way…

He was best friends with 1283 Leonard Cheshire VC since they schooled in Oxford and was brother-in-law of 1211 Leslie Manser VC

VC Held By

On loan to the I.W.M.



VC 1263 VC 1265
VC 1263
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BORN    22 December 1917

DIED  6 May 1944   AGE    26

VC Won   4-6 May 1944   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Kohima Ridge, India

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War