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VC1145    James Kirk

Name   James Kirk   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1145   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 10th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion

Later   Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment  

Rank VC Won    Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Willow Bank, Adswood, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   Oise Canal, north of Ors, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Ors Communal Cemetery, 4 miles east of Le Cateau, Nord, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Row A, Grave 31

Gazetted    6 January 1919

VC Presented  1 March 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his parents, James & Rachel


P  Headstone, Ors Communal Cemetery, 4 miles east of Le Cateau, Nord, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Ravenoak Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire          

P  Named on War Memorial, Church Terrace, Oldham, Gtr Manchester

P  VC Plaque, The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Gtr Manchester

P  Ring of Remembrance (L'Anneau de la Mémoire), Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, France

Blue Plaque, 530 Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, Gtr Manchester

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire

Named on War Memorial, United Reformed Church, Swan Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire

By The Way…

He is buried alongside the poet Wilfred Owen, who was in the same battalion

VC Held By

Military Medal Museum, San Jose, California, USA



VC 1144 VC 1146
VC 1144
VC 1146

BORN   27 January 1897

DIED   4 November 1918   AGE   21

VC Won   4 November 1918    AGE    21

Place VC Won   North of Ors, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War