John Schofield

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VC979   John Schofield

Name   John Schofield   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   979   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd/5th Battalion

Later   

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    T/Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   T/Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   16 Wycollar Road, Revidge, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Givenchy, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, near La Couture, 5 miles north-east of Bθthune, Pas de Calais, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot III, Row C, Grave 8

Gazetted   28 June 1918

VC Presented   4 September 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother

Memorials

P  Headstone, Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, near La Couture, 5 miles north-east of Bθthune, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named on Family Headstone, St Peter's Churchyard, Ribchester Road, Salesbury, Lancashire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Jude's Church, Accrington Road, Blackburn, Lancashire

Memorial Plaque,  Arnold House School, Blackpool, Lancashire

Named on School War Memorial, Arnold House School, Blackpool, Lancashire

P  Memorial Plaque, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire

Named on War Memorial, Blackburn Golf Clubhouse, Revidge Road, Blackburn, Lancashire


By The Way…

He was twice rejected for service in the army for bad eyesight.


VC Held By

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Wellington Barracks, Bury, Lancashire, England

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BORN   4 March 1892

DIED   9 April 1918  AGE   26

VC Won   9 April 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Givenchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War