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VC1340    Kenneth Muir

Name   Kenneth Muir    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1340   Awards   VC    DSC

Regiment   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's), 1st Battalion


Now   5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Chester, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   Hill 282, Sonju, Korea

Buried/Location Ashes    United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Area 34 Row 8 Grave 6 (Grave no. 774)

Gazetted    5 January 1951

VC Presented   14 February 1951 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, Colonel & Mrs Muir



VC 1339 VC 1341
VC 1339
VC 1341

BORN    6 March 1912

DIED   23 September 1951   AGE    38

VC Won  23 September 1951  AGE   38

Place VC Won   Hill 282, Sonju, Korea

War/Campaign   Korean War

Korean War


Headstone, United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea

P  Named on National Memorial of Remembrance, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Father's Headstone, St Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Scottish Korean War Memorial, between Bathgate & Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland

By The Way…

His was the last Victoria Cross presented by King George VI

VC Held By

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, The Castle, Stirling, Scotland