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VC1091    John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Gort

Name   John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Gort     No.      

VC Issue No.   1091   Awards   VC   GCB   CBE   DSO & 2 Bars   MVO   MC

Regiment   Grenadier Guards commanding 1st Battalion



Rank VC Won   Acting Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Field Marshal

Place Of Birth   1 Portman Square, London, England

Place Of Death   Guy's Hospital, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St John the baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   5 April 1946

Headstone   Vault (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Family Vault

Gazetted   27 November 1918

VC Presented   13 December 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Family Vault, St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, Kent

P  Memorial Plaque, The Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London

P  Memorial Plaque, Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, Westminster, London

P  Blue Plaque, 34 Belgrave Square, Knightsbridge, London

P  Memorial Window, Kings Chapel, Gibralter

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

P  Named on Masonic VC Memorial, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London

P  Gort Place, Durham, Co Durham

P  Gort Road, East Howe, Bournemouth, Dorset

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Seafront, Cowes, Isle of Wight

By The Way…

He was the father-in-law of (1256) William Philip Sidney (Viscount  De L'Isle) VC He also presented the George Cross to the Island of Malta

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Privately held



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BORN   10 July 1886

DIED   31 March 1946  AGE   60

VC Won   27 September 1918   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Canal du Nord, near Flesquieres, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War