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VC1112    James V. Towers

Name   James V. Towers    No.      

VC Issue No.   1112   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Church House Farm, near Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Preston Royal Infirmary, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Preston Crematorium, off Longridge Road, Preston, Lancashire, England

Cremated   Preston Crematorium, off Longridge Road, Preston, Lancashire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   28 January 1977

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Exact location not recorded, possibly January lawn

Gazetted   6 January 1919

VC Presented  8 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Victoria Cross Paving Stone, by Cenotaph, Flag Market, Preston, Lancashire

P  James Towers Way, A6 nr Broughton, Lancashire

By The Way…

When he first joined up he was under age, but this was discovered and he was discharged,  but he didn't give up and rejoined in late 1916

VC Held By

Privately held



VC 1111 VC 1113
VC 1111
VC 1113

BORN   8 September 1897

DIED   24 January 1977   AGE   79

VC Won   6 October 1918    AGE    21

Place VC Won   Mericourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War