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VC767   John Cunningham

Name   John Cunningham   No.   12/21   

VC Issue No.   767   Awards   VC   

Regiment   East Yorkshire Regiment, 12th (Service) Battalion

Later   Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire

Now   The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Swaby's Yard, Scunthorpe, Humberside, England

Place Of Death   In a sanatorium at Kingston-upon-Hull, Humberside, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Western Cemetery, Hull, Humberside, England


Date Buried/Cremated   24 February 1941

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   Section 181

Gazetted   13 January 1917

VC Presented   2 June 1917 by King George V at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Named on Mother Mary's headstone, Western Cemetery, Hull, Humberside

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Paragon Square, Hull, Humberside

By The Way…

He was known as Jack and before the war he was a hawker

VC Held By

Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum, 3 Tower Street, York, Yorkshire, England



VC 766 VC 768
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The First World War

BORN   28 June 1897

DIED   21 February 1941   AGE   43

VC Won   13 November 1916   AGE   19

Place VC Won   Hebuterne, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

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