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VC829   John Manson Craig

Name   John Manson Craig   No.      

VC Issue No.   829   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1/4th Battalion attached to 1/5th Battalion

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Innergeldie, near Crieff, Tayside, Scotland

Place Of Death   Crieff, Tayside, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Comrie Cemetery, near Crieff, Tayside, Scotland

Cremated   Perth Crematorium, Crieff Road, Perthshire, Scotland

Date Buried/Cremated   20 February 1970

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   2 August 1917

VC Presented   10 Decemebr 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Comrie Cemetery, near Crieff, Tayside, Scotland

By The Way…

Later on in the War he joined the RAF, and re-enlisted into the RAF in Second World War

VC Held By

The Guards Regimental Headquarters, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London



VC 828 VC 830
VC 828
VC 830

The First World War

BORN   5 March 1896

DIED   19 February 1970   AGE   73

VC Won   5 June 1917   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Near Suez Canal, Egypt

War/Campaign   First World War 1917