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VC37   John McDermond

BORN  1832

DIED   22 July or 09 November 1868 AGE   35

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 22

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John McDermond   No.   2040

VC Issue No.   37   Awards   VC    

Regiment   47th Regiment

Later   Royal North Lancashire Regiment

Now   Duke Of Lancaster’s Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Burgh Poorhouse, Paisley, Scotland

Place Of Death   The Royal Citadel, Plymouth, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Woodside Cemetery (Paisley Old Cemetery), Broomlands Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   Parochial Board Ground (Section 26?)

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   12 March 1858, Major-General Honorary J Scarlett, Southsea


Painting at the Loyal Lancashire Regiment Museum

P  Glasgow Victoria Cross memorial, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow (Not named)

By The Way…

Allegedly died 22 July 1868 in Glasgow aged 35, possibly died 09 November 1868 in the Poorhouse, Paisley under name of  John McDiarmid

VC Held By



VC 36 VC 38

At Inkerman he rushed to the rescue of a colonel, who was lying wounded on the floor.  Surrounded by the enemy, he managed to kill one attacker and drive the others off, and bring the colonel back to friendly lines.

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Thank you to Michael, Kate & Ruth Pagan for photos of the Glasgow VC memorial

Crimean War