John Crawford Buchan

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VC947   John Crawford Buchan

Name   John Crawford Buchan  No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   947   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's), 1/7th Battalion attached to 1/8th Battalion

Later   

Now   5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland. Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won    Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland

Place Of Death   Marteville, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, 7 miles east of Peronne, Somme, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row I or II, Grave 6

Gazetted   2 May 1918

VC Presented   3 March 1920 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, David

Memorials

P  Headstone, Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, 7 miles east of Peronne, Somme, France

Named on War Memorial, Church Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland


By The Way…

He died of his wounds whilst a prisoner of war and buried by the Germans


VC Held By

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, The Castle, Stirling, Scotland

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BORN   10 October 1892

DIED   22 March 1918    AGE   25

VC Won   21 March 1918   AGE   25

Place VC Won   East of Merteville, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War