John William Sayer

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VC953   John William Sayer

Name   John William Sayer   No.   G/14498   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   953   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion

Later   The Queens Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment     

Rank VC Won    Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Ilford, Essex, England

Place Of Death   Near Le Cateau, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Le Cateau Military Cemetery, 1 mile west of Le Cateau, Nord, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot I, Row B, Grave 59

Gazetted   9 June 1919

VC Presented   16 November 1919 or 26 July 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Edith Louise

Memorials

P  Headstone, Le Cateau Military Cemetery, 1 mile west of Le Cateau, Nord, France


By The Way…

He died four weeks after his action while being a prisoner of war. He was buried by the Germans.


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BORN   12 April 1879

DIED   18 April 1918   AGE   39

VC Won   21 March 1918   AGE   38

Place VC Won   Le Verguier, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War