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VC1352 Johnson Gideon Beharry
Name Johnson Gideon Beharry No.
VC Issue No. 1352 Awards VC
Regiment Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
Rank VC Won Private
Rank End Of Career Lance Sergeant
Place Of Birth Diego Piece, St Mark Parish, Grenada
Gazetted 18 March 2005
VC Presented 27th April 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, England
BORN 26 July 1979
VC Won 1 May & 11 June 2004 AGE 25
Place VC Won Al Amarah, Maysan Province
War/Campaign Iraq War
Portrait by Emma Wesley at the National Portrait Gallery, London
Conference room at Permanent Joint Headquarters, Sandy Lane, Northwood, Middlesex
Conference room at Pirbright, Surrey
The Beharry Centre, Vimy Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Beharry wing in "VC Lines" accommodation block at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, Surrey
By The Way…
In March 2011 he made the semi-final of Dancing on Ice.
In July 2011 he was awarded Honorary Degree by the University of Sussex by being made a Doctor of Engineering.
On 30th June 2012, he carried the Olympic Torch for London 2012 through the National Memorial
Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.
In 2014 the Johnson Beharry VC Foundation was set up to help youth in the UK and Grenada.
VC Held By
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England (on loan)