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VC590   John Elisha Grimshaw

BORN   23 January 1893

DIED   20 July 1980   AGE   87

VC Won    25 April 1915   AGE   22

Place VC Won   W Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   John Elisha Grimshaw   No.      ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   590   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, C Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Abram, near Wigan, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Isleworth, Twickenham, Middlesex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   South West Middlesex Crematorium, Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Middlesex, England

Cremated   South West Middlesex Crematorium, Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Middlesex, England

Date Buried/Cremated   25 July 1980

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Lawn 3 - C5 (by weeping willows, left of seat)

Gazetted   15 March 1917

VC Presented   24 March 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Victoria Cross Honours plaque, Hounslow Civic Centre , West London

By The Way…

John Grimshaw rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel after forty one years in the army.

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