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VC1088    John Cridlan Barrett


Name   John Cridlan Barrett     No.      

VC Issue No.   1088   Awards   VC   TD  

Regiment   Leicestershire Regiment, 1/5th Battalion


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   30 Regent Street, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 11 Southerhay Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Cremated   Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   15 March 1977

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Rose Bed 14

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented   13 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Plaque, St Martin's Cathedral, Leicester, Leicestershire

P  Display, Arnold Lodge School, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

P  Named on Freeman of the Borough Board,Town Hall, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, by War Memorial, Euston Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

By The Way…

War stopped his studies to be a Doctor. After the war he resumed his studies, becoming a Doctor and in 1958 was a member of the Council of the Royal Collage of Surgeons

VC Held By

Royal Leicestershire Regiment Gallery, Newarke Houses Museum, 53 The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, England



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BORN   10 August 1897

DIED   7 March 1977  AGE   79

VC Won   24 September 1918   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Pontreut, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

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