John Thomas

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VC929   John Thomas

Name   John Thomas   No.   50842  

VC Issue No.   929   Awards   VC    

Regiment   North Staffordshire Regiment, 2/5th Battalion

Later   Staffordshire Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment - Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career  Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Higher Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 33 Lowfield Road, Stockport, Cheshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Stockport Cemetery & Crematorium, South Buxton Road, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   4 March 1954

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section LB, Grave 550

Gazetted   13 February 1918

VC Presented   23 March 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Stockport Cemetery & Crematorium, South Buxton Road, Manchester, Lancashire, England

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


By The Way…

For a little while after the war, he worked as a Bus Conductor


VC Held By

Unknown

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The First World War


BORN   10 May 1866

DIED   28 February 1954    AGE   67

VC Won   30 November 1917   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Fontaine, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917