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VC872   John Carmichael

Name   John Carmichael   No.   34795   

VC Issue No.   872   Awards   VC   

Regiment   North Staffordshire Regiment, 9th Battalion, A Company

Later   Staffordshire Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment - Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Hurstmain, Glenmavis, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, New Monkland, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   New Monkland Cemetery, Condorrat Road, Glenmavis, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   30 December 1977

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Landward area, Section K, Grave 21-22

Gazetted   17 October 1917

VC Presented   22 June 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, New Monkland Cemetery, Condorrat Road, Glenmavis, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Regimental Memorial, Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Tamworth Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial Arch, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Carmichael Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire

By The Way…

After the War he started up and ran a successful Bus Company

VC Held By

Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   1 April 1893

DIED   20 December 1977   AGE   84

VC Won   8 September 1917   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Imperial Avenue, near Hill 60, Zwarteleen, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917