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VC1023    John Bernard Croak

Name   John Bernard Croak   No.   445312   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1023   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 13th Battalion, Quebec Regiment (Royal Highlanders of Canada)



Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Little Bay, Green Bay, Newfoundland, Canada

Place Of Death   Hangard Wood, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Hangard Wood British Cemetery, 12 miles south-west of Albert, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row A, Grave 9

Gazetted   27 November 1918

VC Presented   22 or 23 November 1918 by the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, Grant at Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to his mother


P  Headstone, Hangard Wood British Cemetery, 12 miles south-west of Albert, Somme, France

Memorial Plaque, Croak Memorial Park, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Royal Canadian Legion, John Bernard Croak VC, Branch 3, Glace Bay, Novia Scotia

John Bernard Croak V.C. Memorial School, Glace Bay, Cape Breton Regoin, Novia Scotia

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Memorial Park in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

He was the first Newfoundland winner of the Victoria Cross, Newfoundland didn't  become a province of Canada till 1949

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



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BORN   18 May 1892

DIED   8 August 1918  AGE   26

VC Won   8 August 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Amiens, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War