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VC807   Charles Melvin

Name   Charles Melvin   No.   871   

VC Issue No.   807   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Black Watch, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Highlanders

Now   3rd Battalion, The Black Watch, Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Boddin Craig, Montrose, Scotland

Place Of Death   Kirriemuir, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Kirriemuir Cemetery, Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   11 December 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Kirriemuir Cemetery, Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Scotland

Named on Paving, Cumberland Square, Kirriemuir, Tayside, Scotland

Charles Melvin Gardens, Kirriemuir, Tayside, Scotland

By The Way…

He served with the Black Watch for 12 years before and after the war

VC Held By

Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Museum, Balhousie Castle, Perth, Scotland



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VC 806
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The First World War

BORN   2 May 1885

DIED   17 July 1941   AGE   56

VC Won   21 April 1917   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Istabulat, Mesopotamia (now Iraq)

War/Campaign   First World War 1917