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VC1126    John Brunton Daykins

Name   John Brunton Daykins    No.      

VC Issue No.   1126   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   York & Lancaster Regiment, 2/4th Battalion, No. 7 Platoon


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won    A/Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Ormiston Farm, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   In an ambulance on the way to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after being found outside his home Howden Farm, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Castlewood Cemetery, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Grave 1431, family plot

Gazetted    6 January 1919

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


P  Headstone, Castlewood Cemetery, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland

P  Memorial Plaque, Royal British Legion, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland   Daykins Drive, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland

Daykins Drive, Hawick, Borders, Scotland

By The Way…

He died from a bullet wound to the head, it was recorded that the gun fired accidentally whilst he was scaring off animals, outside his home

VC Held By

York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Brian O'Malley Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England



VC 1125 VC 1127
VC 1125
VC 1127

BORN   26 March 1883

DIED   24 January 1933   AGE   49

VC Won   20 October 1918    AGE    35

Place VC Won   Solesmes, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War