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VC118   John Kirk

BORN   July 1827

DIED   31 August 1865  AGE   38

VC Won  4 June 1857  AGE  29

Place VC Won  Benares

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Kirk  No.   

VC Issue No.   118   Awards   VC   

Regiment   10th Regiment

Later   Lincolnshire Regiment

Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Liverpool Workhouse, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Anfield Cemetery, Priory Road, Liverpool, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Church of England Section 14, Grave 2318

Gazetted   20 January 1860

VC Presented   09 November 1860 by Queen Victoria at Home Park, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Anfield Cemetery, Priory Road, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

P  Liverpool Victoria Cross memorial, Abercromby Square, Liverpool

P  Named on plaque outside The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

By The Way…

Headstone erected 1989

VC Held By

Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Old Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England



VC 117 VC 119

With 116 Rosamund and 117 Gill volunteered to rescue the paymaster with his family and others who were under siege in a detached bungalow and bring them safely into the barracks, whilst under fire from the Sepoys

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