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VC1057    John Gildroy Grant

Name   John Gildroy Grant   No.      

VC Issue No.   1057   Awards   VC     

Regiment   New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Hawera, Wellington, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Roskill Masonic Village, Auckland, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Golders Cemetery, Waikumete, New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   27 November 1970

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Block M, Section 9, Plot 95

Gazetted   27 November 1918

VC Presented   26 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Golders Cemetery, Waikumete, New Zealand

Memorial Plaque, Wall of Remembrance, Waikumete Memorial Park, New Zealand

Named on Commemorative Sundial, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand    Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

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

Named on Memorial, Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand

Grant VC Avenue, Hawera, Wellington, New Zealand

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Anzac Square, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Statue, Victoria Cross Gardens, Hawera, New Zealand

By The Way…

His VC was one of several stolen from the Army War Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand in December 2007. After an appeal to the criminal underworld, the medals were recovered

VC Held By

Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand



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BORN   26 August 1889

DIED   25 November 1970  AGE   81

VC Won   1 September 1918   AGE   29

Place VC Won  East of Bancourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

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