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VC679   John Joseph Caffrey

BORN   23 October 1891

DIED   26 February 1953   AGE   61

VC Won   16 November 1915   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Near La Brique, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   John Joseph Caffrey   No.   9730   

VC Issue No.   679   Awards   VC   

Regiment   York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Place Of Death   Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby, Derbyshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Wilford Hill Cemetery (Southern Cemetery), Loughborough Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section R, Grave 23-8

Gazetted   22 January 1916

VC Presented   23 February 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Wilford Hill Cemetery (Southern Cemetery), Loughborough Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Named on VC Memorial, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

By The Way…

A new headstone was put up in may 2007

VC Held By

York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Brian O'Malley Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England



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