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VC931   Allastair Malcolm Cluny McReady-Diamrid

Name   Allastair Malcolm Cluny McReady-Diamid   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   931   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Middlesex Regiment, 17th (Service) Battalion, D Company


Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won    Acting Captain

Rank End Of Career  Acting Captain

Place Of Birth   Southgate, London, England

Place Of Death   Moeuvres, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, Louveral Military Cemetery, Doignies, 8 miles east of Bapaume, Nord, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 9

Gazetted   15 March 1918

VC Presented   20 April 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Hilda


P  Named on Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Dursley, Gloucestershire

P  Named on War Memorial, St James the Great Church, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Named on War Memorial, Victoria College, Jersey, Channel Islands

School House named after him, Victoria College, Jersey, Channel Islands

By The Way…

Born Arthur Malcolm  McReady Drew, he changed his name by deed poll to Allastir Malcolm Cluny McReady-Diarmid, the Colonel of the regiment saying there were to many Drews in the the regiment and, to stop the confusion, could he change his name

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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The First World War

BORN   21 March 1888

DIED   1 December 1917    AGE   29

VC Won   30 November-1 December 1917   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Moeurves Sector, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917