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VC916   John Henry Carless

Name   John Henry Carless   No.   O.N.J 43703   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   916   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Ordinary Seamen

Rank End Of Career   Ordinary Seamen

Place Of Birth   31 Tasker Street, Walsall, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   Heligoland, North Sea

Buried/Location Ashes   


Date Buried/Cremated   At sea, off Heligoland, North Sea, Germany

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 May 1918

VC Presented   22 June 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (panel 25, column 2), Clarence Esplanade, Hampshire

P  Memorial Bust, outside Walsall Central Library, Walsall, West Midlands

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Town Hall, Walsall, West Midlands

Named on War Memorial, St Marys the Mount Church, Walsall, West Midlands

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, St Marys the Mount RC Primary School, Walsall, West Midlands

Carless Street, Walsall, West Midlands

P  Carless Close, Gosport, Hampshire

By The Way…

He was a good swimmer, and a fine footballer, playing for Walsall against Sunderland in the English Schools' Shield Final of 1910, aged 14

VC Held By

Walsall Borough Council, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands



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The First World War

BORN   11 November 1896

DIED   17 November 1917    AGE   21

VC Won   17 November 1917   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Heligoland, North Sea

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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