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VC688   Eric Archibald McNair

BORN   16 June 1894

DIED   12 August 1918   AGE   24

VC Won   14 February 1916   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Near Hooge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Eric Archibald McNair   No.      

VC Issue No.   688   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th (Service) Battalion


Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   5 Harrington Street, Calcutta, India

Place Of Death   11 General Hospital, Genova, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Cimitero Di Staglieno, British War Cemetery, Genova, Italy


Date Buried/Cremated   8 November 1918

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row B, Grave 32

Gazetted   30 March 1916

VC Presented   20 May 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Cimitero Di Staglieno, British War Cemetery, Genova, Italy

P  Named on Royal Sussex Regimental First World War panels, Chapel of St George, Chichester Cathedral, Sussex

P  Named on choirstall, St Peters & St Pauls Church, Godalming, Surrey

Named on Chapel War Memorial, Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey

P  Named on masonic roll of honour scroll, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London

Named on War Memorial, Magdalen College, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Eric McNair was serving on the Italian front when he died of dysentery near the end of the war

VC Held By

Royal Sussex Regiment Museum, Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex



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